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TIMVEG VRI Version 2017e.zip

TIMVEG CMI Version 2017f.zip

 

CMI and VRI version last updated August 10, 2017

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Version 2017f Features (August 10, 2017)

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Version 2017e Features (June 20, 2017)

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Version 2016d Features (June 8, 2016)

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Version 2015b Features (June 8, 2015)

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Version 2014c Features (June 2, 2014)

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Click here to download CMI Walkthrough boundary calculation user guide

Note: CMI This 2014c VRI and CMI version is compatible with plot data collected using previous versions.

 

Version 2013c Features (Aug 8, 2013)

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Version 2013a Features (April 25, 2013)

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Note: This 2013a VRI and CMI version is compatible with data and plot data collected using the previous 2012a version.

 

Version 2012a Features (June 1, 2012)

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Note: This 2012a VRI and CMI version is compatible with data and plot data collected using the previous 2010a version.

 

 

Version 2010a Features (June 15, 2010)

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 Important!  The CMI 2010a version is not compatible with data created from previous TIMVEG CMI versions.  In other words it cannot “read” or load data from the 2009 TIMVEG CMI version  and earlier.  If you want to save data from these older versions it is suggested that you save the entire CMI folder and its associated files to another location before installing the 2010a version.

 

The VRI 2010a version is compatible with data created from the 2009 TIMVEG versions.

 

Revised User Guides!  These two user guides have been updated.  It is important to review the data entry procedures denoted in these guides.  These changes are easy to find - the modified sections of the user guide are noted in the first section “Modifications and Additions”  and page numbers are referenced.  New or revised sections are highlighted in yellow highlight.

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Version 2009b Features (October 28, 2009)

  VRI - no change from version 2009a

  CMI - see below

  • The CMI PC program was not exporting (translate function) Small Tree and Stump Plot header size/shape correctly.  This is fixed; the Small tree and Stump plot header fields now translated as entered by user.

 

Version 2009a Features (June 19, 2009)

 

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(v=vri  c=cmi)

 

 

Version 2007c Features

  • Dead  -  Dead/ Standing trees in VRI plots are now allowed.  Dead/Fallen trees are now allowed.  When doing NVAF - Dead trees are copied between VRI and NVAF aux plots. (v)

  • Aux plot replacement - A 2N “grid” field is available for each N,E,S,W plot. The 2N (values 1-20) field is used only when a cardinal Aux plot is being replaced due to an “out of polygon” situation. (v)

  • Sample Disturbance field - A 2 character Sample Disturbance field has been added to the CH Header Screen, Page 1 (v,c)

  • Mapsheet Validation - A Validation has been added for Mapsheet fields found in the CP and CL header pages. (v,c)

  • Printing to MS Windows printers - Added ability in PC program to print field and validation reports to any Windows printer, whether on the network or directly connected. (v,c)

  • "T" Survey Sample type - Added Survey (Sample) Type T - The Survey Sample Type “T” was missing from the selection list on the CH Handheld Header, Page 1. (v)

  • User Guides - All user guides have been updated to reflect the above enhancements. A page has been added in the front of each user guide  denoting the new additions and related page numbers.

  • Data compatibility between versions - The 2007d version should be compatible with 2006 TIMVEG version data files. However, a wise sage, or veteran inventory specialist will store/backup the current or old TIMVEG version and data to a separate file folder before installing any new version. 

Version 2007c Features

1) minor fixes to ED card validation

 

Version 2007b Features

 

1) The VRI version (2007b) includes a correction to enhanced trees for NVAF and VRI plots - 

When you "enhance" a tree in a VRI aux plot because it is a new species, you have to enter in a log grade, damage agent, loss indicators if present among other things. When you go into an NVAF plot afterwards, and copy the VRI data over, the enhanced data all comes over, including the loss indicators.  Previous to this version the loss indicators were not being copied over.

 

2) Site Trees outside of prism sweep (99 series), were requiring enhanced validation. Changed so that Site trees outside of prism sweep (99 series trees) do not require validation. Out of plot trees are normally site trees. Length and crown class is required for the site tree portion only (Card type 10). Site tree validation still required.

 

3) VRI and CMI Handheld - Modified Cluster Card Header Validation - Fields - "GPS IPC file ID"  Remove NODATA and NORECEPT validations Add INTENDED validation. Also, validation no longer allows NODATA and NORECEPT as legal values.

 

4) CMI Handheld Small Trees section in Printout - Column headers changed to accommodate diameter sizes for CMI > 1.3 <5cm@DBH 31cm - 1.3M

 

5)  VRI Validation handheld - The total length of the CWD transect can be less than 24m. There is a procedure in the manual to reduce the total length of the transect where there is heavy or very heavy accumulations of CWD. The regular length is 24m, but in heavy accumulations the total length can be reduced to 12m, and very heavy would be 6m. So... The allowed total length of each cwd should be one of 6, 12, or 24. The length observed of the transect must be less than whatever value chosen. For example values of 11m observed out of a line length of 12 is correct, but observed 13 out of a line length of 12 in not valid. This is for VRI only, the CMI has to have a total length of 30m, but the observed length can be less than that.

 

6) CMI and VRI EP and ED card validation.  On the ecological description card (EP), there are 3 sets of fields for "ecosystem description", one for Plot Centre, one for site two and one for site three. When a crew has only one site on the plot (data under plot centre), and nothing on the others, the ED card is not needed. TIMVEG used to give an error stating that data is missing on the ED card even if you only have one site description. The only time an ED card is needed is if at least ONE of site 2 or site 3 has a larger % coverage than the plot centre % coverage. For example, if the plot centre has 40%, and site 2 and 3 have 30% and 30 % respectively, the ED card is NOT needed, even though it has less than half of the total coverage. This situation used to produce an error as well.  As another example, if the plot centre is 40% and site 2 (or site 3) has 60%, then an ED card is needed. The cover of all 3 needs to add up to 100%.  The above has validation error logic has been fixed.  The fix applies to the PC batch validation only. If you go into the ED card on the hand held and validate it will still ask for missing data. The PC batch validation will no longer list ED errors unless site 2 or 3 has larger %coverage than plot center %coverage


Installation Procedure
Note:  The handheld and PC program are included in the one ZIPFILE.  These directions are for the Husky handheld.  If you want to install or update the HP Palmtop please contact D.R. systems inc.

 

  1. Create a directory on your PC named TIMVEG  (C:\TIMVEG)
  2. Download WINZIP ZIPFILE to your PC
  3. Unzip the ZIPFILE using PK or WINZIP into the TIMVEG directory.
  4. Connect your serial cable to the handheld and PC (for handheld install)
  5. Start a DOS session on the PC
  6. At the DOS prompt go to the TIMVEG directory (for example: type CD TIMVEG, then [ENTER])

Next Steps:

 

 

 

To install the Handheld TIMVEG program on the Husky for the first time:

  1. In the TIMVEG directory on the PC, type Install,  Then press [ENTER].

  2. Note: On the handheld create a directory named TIMVEG

  3. On the Handheld go into TIMVEG directory and start Husky communications when in the TIMVEG directory by typing HCOM.

  4. On the PC follow the directions to finish installation.

Update the FS/3 Handheld program

  1. Start up the PC program by typing: VRIPC (or CMIPC if CMI program)
  2. Select Transfer - Husky - Upload Program.  (If you have an HP contact D.R. systems for updates and support).  
  3. On the Handheld go into TIMVEG directory and start Husky communications when in the TIMVEG directory by typing HCOM
  4. Follow directions on PC to finish updating process.

 

DOCUMENTATION

                                              

VRI or CMI (NFI)

 

Document

 

VRI

User Guide - VRI TIMVEG Handheld Timber, CWD and EO

VRI & CMI

User Guide - VRI & CMI TIMVEG Handheld for Ecology and Range

VRI

User Guide - VRI TIMVEG NVAF Handheld Sampling

VRI

Tutorial (PDF) VRI TIMVEG (Timber) Handheld (80 pages)

VRI & CMI

User Guide - VRI & CMI PC Program

CMI

NFI (CMI) Handheld - Timber and EO (Succession)

Note: CWD procedures are explained in the VRI TIMVEG Handheld Timber,CWD Manual listed above.

 

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For TIMVEG Support
D.R. systems inc.
Phone:
1 (250) 760-1070
Address: 202-2520 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 3L3
Email: info@drsystemsinc.com