Next-Gen Forest Inventory using ESRI, Android, Cloud, & TCruise


Webinar information

We hope you will join us for this webinar to learn how our combined, next-gen, forest inventory solution can help simplify and enhance your day-to-day timber cruising activities to make you more productive, accurate, and profitable.   We will do a live, end-to-end, demo of how to setup stands and plots, sync to mobile devices, navigate to plots, enter tree data, and ultimately calculate volumes in a variety of industry-standard cruise compilation options. Give us an hour, and we will show you the future of cruising.

Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is designed for any forester who wants to simplify how they manage small and large inventory projects, be more productive in the field collecting forest inventory data, and have more control over how they process and report their inventory results.


1. Click REGISTER to the right of the webinar title. Be sure to log in with your SAF account username and password.

2. After checking out, the webinar will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

For group registrations or registering someone other than yourself please contact or 202-938-3910.


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Webinar access 

The webinar is scheduled for live viewing on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4 pm ET. The Zoom Webinar platform will be used for the presentation. Be sure to connect to the webinar using a device approved to access Zoom.

The webinar is accessible within the Contents tab (to the right of the Overview information).

Webinar duration

This webinar is 1 hour.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

1. Identify how to improve cruising efficiency using modern, GIS-based workflows and the latest rugged devices.

2. Describe how to set up a cruise project in a web-based app by selecting or digitizing stands, allocating plots, and creating error checks.

3. Convey how to download stands, plots, and high-res photos to a device, and then navigate to plots, enter plot, tree, and log data, and collect GPS data.

4. Summarize how to compile cruise data using a variety of forest inventory apps and cruise calculation methods.

5. Explain how to export raw and compiled data to Excel reports, Access, SQL, FVS, or ArcGIS Databases.

6. Identify data collection integration methods with forest measurement devices including high accuracy GPS and laser rangefinders.

7. Describe forest inventory analytic tools including ArcGIS Dashboards, FVS, FPS, Trimble Forestry, and NVEL.

8. Address considerations for audits, lidar, carbon, and wildfire cruises.


Successful completion of the webinar is measured by participating in the entire webinar and completing the evaluation.


Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.


Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).


Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the webinar and earning CFEs. CFE certificates will only be available until May 17, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. 

Return to Webinar

Once you are registered for the webinar, access this webinar within your MY DASHBOARD. Prior to the start time, the webinar will be listed under "Upcoming Live Events." 

Following the day of the webinar, you can return to download your certificate accessing the webinar information within the general listing of YOUR DASHBOARD for 6 months following the webinar. The webinar product will become inaccessible on May 17, 2024 at 12:00 am ET.

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Johnny Thompson


LandMark Spatial Solutions, LLC

Johnny has been using, testing, selling, supporting, and training others in spatial and forest technology applications since 1992. His company, LandMark Spatial Solutions, works closely with a variety of great partners to produce technology-based solutions that help his clients be more accurate, efficient, and professional.  When Johnny is not busy helping his clients, he likes to ride horses with wife, watch his kids play soccer, work outside at his farm, and tell others about Jesus.

Kerry Halligan

GM of Technology

Woodlands Solutions Group

Kerry Halligan is the General Manager of Technology for Woodland Solutions Group.  He is a software developer with a background in forestry and a passion for mobile and web technology.  He earned a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara, where he used LiDAR and hyperspectral data to map forest structure and wildfire risk in Yellowstone.  He previously led software development teams at Mason, Bruce and Girard and Sanborn Map Company and has focused his career on developing innovative solutions for field data collection, management, and analysis.


Next-Gen Forest Inventory using ESRI, Android, Cloud, & TCruise
11/16/2023 at 4:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/16/2023  |  58 minutes
11/16/2023 at 4:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/16/2023  |  58 minutes
2023 LandMark Spatial Solutions Android Unit Matrix
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
TCruise Desktop Fact Sheet
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
6 Questions
6 Questions Please complete the evaluation to help inform the continuous improvement of future programming.
CFEs & Certificate
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CAT1 credit and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CAT1 credit and certificate available Download, save and print for your records. Your CFEs will be posted to your SAF CFE record today.