Species Options Tool Instructions

1. Summary

The Species Options worksheets guide the user through a series of questions and then uses the answers to determine a short list of species that might be suited to a mixture.

2. Schematic

Here is a diagram of how the worksheet works (click on the image to see an enlarged version):

3. Quick Instructions

  1. Click on 'Species Options' tab in main menu bar
  2. Tell the system Where you are seeding
  3. Tell the system your Objectives
  4. Tell the system if there are Site concerns
  5. Click 'Submit'
  6. Read through the 4-part Report: Map, Site, Objectives, Species suggestions table
  7. Revise Report settings (coming later)
  8. Print Report (coming later)

4. Detailed Instructions with images

4.1 Page 1. Where are you Seeding?

On this page, you can enter the spatial location of your seeding project in several ways:

A. Choose a Default Location - Note: no ALR nor Soils data will be returned

  • Peace River - choose this to only consider species that are indicted for the Peace River region
  • Somewhere in BC - choose this to consider all species in the database

B. Submit a Custom Location - Note: If your seeding site is in the PEace Region, the system will return ALR and Soils information when you input a Custom Location.

  • Upload a Spatial File - to upload a shapefile or kml
  • Enter WKT - Enter WKT into the text area
  • Enter KML - Enter KML into the text area
  • Enter Latitude and Longitude - Enter Longitude and Latitude into the text field seperated by a space: loncoords latcoords
  • Enter a Geomark URL - Enter a Geomark url into the textfield
  • Enter a street address. The following format is recomended, but almost anything valid will work: 123 Some Street, Cityname, BC V#X #X#
  • Draw on a Map - Draw features on the leaflet map.

Try out one of the example location files/methods list below.

  1. test_seeding_project_1_airport.zip - a simple rectangle east of the Fort St John airport, flat slopes, in ALR and in only one soil unit - see map image
  2. test_seeding_project_2_slope.zip - a elongated polygon north of the Fort St John airport, flat slopes, out of the ALR, one (steep!) soil unit - see map image
  3. test_seeding_project_3_2x_soils.zip - a triangle-shaped polygon east of the Fort St John airport, 2 soil units, in AND out of ALR
  4. seeding_project_example_4_20.2ha.kmz - a field east of the Airport see map image
  5. Lat / Long = 56 15 52.33   120 46 31.61 - a point in a field NW of the airport
  6. Street address: try '10105-12A Street, Dawsone Creek V1G 3V7' or just 'V1G 3V7'

Here is an screen-shot of Draw on a Map:

Click `Next`when you are done (and the system parses the location data).

Page 3. List Site characteristics

Choose any characteristics that are appropriate.

SUGGESTION: Because this is an early version of this expert system, try just choosing 1 and see if the results match your expectations.

Page 2. What are your seeding objectives? 

You can choose one or more objectives.

SUGGESTION: Because this is an early version of this expert system, try just choosing 1 and see if the results match your expectations.


Report Section 1: Map

Hey! It's a map. Nice, huh? Try choosing between Map and Satellite tabs (top right)

Report Sections 2: Site Summary

Data extracted from Geo data

For example, this will (soon!) show:

  1. What Region is the site inÉ
  2. Is the Site in the ALR
  3. What is the Soils map unit code(s) for the site?

Report Section 3: Choices

In this part of the Report, all your selections from the Forms will be listed.

Report Sections 4: Species short list in a Table

A sortable table of suggested species