The mapping experts agree: DNR's new Capitol State Forest map was named the People’s Choice Award winner at a conference hosted by Esri, a geographic information systems (GIS) developer. Esri hosted a Forestry GIS (geographic information systems) Conference in Redlands, California, to bring together the organizations that use GIS for forestry every day. GIS is used to collect and analyze data. DNR and many other agencies and organizations use these systems to collect the data necessary to create accurate maps. The People’s Choice Award is a source of valuable feedback for DNR, signifying that the new Capitol State Forest map is a step in the right direction.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new map, you can purchase a hard copy online here, and for all the smartphone users out there, the map is downloadable for free! Check out our blog on the digital map to see the new features, and to download your copy today.