Open Foris: Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring


Open Foris: Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring

OpenForis is a free open-source software for environmental monitoring. It consist in a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.

Open Foris includes:

  • Collect: Easy and flexible survey design and data management
  • Collect Mobile: Intuitive data collection and validation in the field
  • Collect Earth: Innovative land assessment through freely available satellite imagery
  • Calc: Efficient and collaborative data analysis and results dissemination
  • Geospatial Toolkit: Powerful command-line utilities for processing geospatial data

Government, research institutions and NGOs can use these tools for a wide range of monitoring purposes such as forest inventories, climate change reporting, socio-economic surveys, biodiversity assessment, land use and forestry measurement and deforestation monitoring with remote sensing.

The initiative is a collaborative effort of numerous public and private institutions and it is hosted by the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Click here for the Open Foris website

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