The Next Release of IFMS, due in early August 2008 is nearly through the development and testing process. Silvics is happy to announce several exciting new features in this release, along with bug fixes from issues past. Some of the new features IFMS 4.2.0 will include are:
·The capability to utilize server-based hosted or third-party imagery.
·The Plot Builder plug-in, which allows users to build a cruise plot grid from any polygon in a shapefile.
-In this plug-in, several custom settings are utilized including grid size, plot numbers, cruising direction and entry point.
-Plot Builder has the ability to save the grid to a shapefile and text file with each point’s information including X/Y coordinates.
·Version 1.0 of Tract and Stand reporting
-Reports can be batch generated for each selected tract or stand
-Additional reports can be created and utilized in IFMS with the advisement of Silvics
-Simple Tract and Stand Attribute reports
-Tract level reports for stand details, legal description, per acre volume, total volume, and silvicultural activities
-Stand level reports for legal descriptions, silvicultural activities, and per acre volume
·Ability to track Tract level incomes and expenses
-IFMS will automatically pull completed Silvi costs for a specified time period
-Users will have the ability to add additional customized cost or income items, such as taxes or timber sale income
-The costs and incomes will be available for reporting
·Microsoft SQL 2005 and Windows Vista compliance. Microsoft SQL 2000 will continue to be supported as well.