Forest Data Bank

Forest Data Bank BDL

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Bank Danych o Lasach
Data warehouse collecting, processing and sharing information concerning forests of all ownership forms in Poland. Data Bank provides both descriptive and geo-referenced spatial data, through web portal and mobile app.

Forest Data Bank is a data warehouse collecting, processing and sharing information concerning forests of all ownership forms in Poland. It’s aims include also supporting scientific research, enabling analysis and forecasting of forest resources and promoting standards of collecting and processing of forest data.

Data Bank provides both descriptive and geo-referenced spatial data. Available data cover forest stand and statistical unit description, forecasting and additional information such as: forest protection, fire protection, nature conservation, environment monitoring, hydrology, climatology, geology, nature and forest regionalisation, forest functional areas, seed regionalisation and National Register of Boundaries.
Forest Data Bank could be accessed through web portal (which includes also reports, publications and maps) or mobile app (mBDL), which offers access to map resources and navigation. Main target group are foresters but it is also used for the purposes of spatial planning, science, public and international statistics, and tourism. It provides information not only at the central level, but also regional and local ones. Data Bank is covering about 95% of forests in Poland (one of the most comprehensive dataset comparing to other countries that own such systems) and there are more than 25 thou visitors on the BDL portal per month.
 

Domain
Inventory, monitoring
Keywords
data warehouse; mobile app; forestry
Challenge addressed
2.- Improve infrastructures and capacity of public actors
Type of solution
Data platforms, data hubs
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
No
Country of origin
Poland
Scale of application
National
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
State Forests National Forest Holding
Reporter
Łukasiewicz Research Network - Wood Technology Institute (ITD)
Dobrochna Augustyniak-Wysocka
References and Resources
Resources
Best practice - short article
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0