Remsoft Spatial Planning System

A commercial (COTS) software suite for developing and analysing detailed, long-term spatial forest management plans.


The Remsoft Spatial Planning System is used for sustainable, spatial forest management planning and wildfire management. It consists of 3 components:
- Woodstock - Flexible forest modeling
- Stanley - Spatial harvest scheduling
- Allocation Optimizer - Optimal fibre allocation

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For Application Domains

Biodiversity Conservation


Ecosystem Management

Fire Management

Fire Suppression

Fish And Wildlife Management

Fuels Management


Timber Harvesting


Decision Problem Types Targeted

Alternative Evaluation


Status Assessment

Suitability Assessment

Domain Knowledge Modeling Area

Conservation Of Biodiversity

Decision Modeling

Forest Fuel Modeling

Forest Succession Modeling

Landscape Analysis And Modeling

Management Process Modeling

Socioeconomic System Modeling

Vegetation Management

Planning And Decision Process Phases/Steps Served

Rank Alternatives

Scenario Simulation And Comparison

Methods And Techniques Implemented

Optimization Methods


Trade-Off Analysis

Accepts Data Of Process Types

Biophysical Process

Economic Process

Management Process

Social Process

User Defined Process

Output Type


Analysis Extent

All (User Defined Analysis Extent)

Patch Extent

Regional Extent

Subregional Extent

Analysis Unit

All (User Defined Unit Of Observation)


Supports Multi Spatial Scale Analysis

True ^^ Http://Www.W3.Org/2001/Xmlschema#Boolean

Indicators Used

Forest Age Classes Or Successional Stages

Forest Fragmentation

Forest Management Classes

Forest Types

Species Diversity

Species Viability


Supports Social Negotiation

True ^^ Http://Www.W3.Org/2001/Xmlschema#Boolean

Supports Analysis Of Interdisciplinary Interactions

True ^^ Http://Www.W3.Org/2001/Xmlschema#Boolean


Windows 2000

Windows NT

Windows XP

Description Of System Components

Woodstock: forest modeling software for performing a wide variety of strategic analysis. Spatial Woodstock: a spatial data management and analysis tool and extension to Woodstock that spatially represents your model.Stanley: takes Woodstock results, which have been verified using Spatial Woodstock, and automatically creates and schedules harvest blocks or units.

Scientific Expertise Level Required

Extensive Scientific Training

Online Download Available

False ^^ Http://Www.W3.Org/2001/Xmlschema#Boolean

Developer Assistance Needed For Installation/Configuration

False ^^ Http://Www.W3.Org/2001/Xmlschema#Boolean



Licensing Type

Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS)

Development Status

Regularly Distributed

Tool Maker

Remsoft Inc.

Information Source

National Commission On Science For Sustainable Forestry

Parent Categories

Software Tools And Models - All

Spatial Decision Support Systems


- Spatial Woodstock can also map non-timber values such as wildlife habitat, biodiversity, landscape aesthetics, carbon loads, watercourse buffers or riparian zones. allows for a choice of model formulations, Dr. Huettmann is able to use linear programming (LP) to test scenarios that optimize on a particular objective or value, (maximum habitat size, for example) or alternatively, use stochastic or random simulation when accounting for the impact of random factors like an avalanche or a fire outbreak.Stanley, spatial harvest scheduling software, automates the process of mapping these complex models - integrating and sequencing the myriad of activities and showing how they will be manifested on the landscape in 10, 50 or 100 years time. The maps also show where habitat will be, how much of it there will be and what shape it will take.

Last Updated

2008-06-06T00:00:00Z ^^

Decision Process Activity Types Served

Alternative Ranking, Decision Making

Decision Alternatives Generation, Scenario Simulation

Model Type

Decision Model

Evaluative Models

Simulation Models

Software Type

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Can Calculate Effects

Climate Change Process

Timber Harvest Process

Wild Fire

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