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clsanguinetti
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New user from abroad: How to get started with tech support.

Post by clsanguinetti » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:07 pm

I am a new user from abroad. I would like to know how is the feed back with the processing of the information once I have all the information.
How schedule are? Which data forms I have to complete? To whom I will refer once I have the information?

Thanks a lot,

clsanguinetti
azelaya
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Re: New international user: Getting started with Eco

Post by azelaya » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:10 pm

Post updated on 12/30/2016 to consider i-Tree Database & Eco v6 integration

If you are considering or attempting to complete an international i-Tree Eco project for a city outside the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, you will now need to use the new i-Tree Database and the Eco application. The i-Tree Database is used to submit, check and integrate location, pollution and other information needed for new international locations. The Eco desktop application is used for project design and management activities including collecting, entering field data, submitting data for analysis, and viewing reports.

Key Points for International Users:

Manual processing for international projects is not available – In the past, i-Tree Eco projects in unsupported areas were processed manually by the U.S. Forest Service as a courtesy. Due to increases in demand, this option is no longer possible.

Data should be submitted in i-Tree Database as soon as possible – Working with i-Tree Database enables international users to enter the data necessary for running an Eco project in an unsupported area. This data should be entered as soon as possible – it will take time for the data to be validated and incorporated into a future version of Eco

Data will be validated before it is made available in the i-Tree Tools – The U.S. Forest Service will validate all data submitted through i-Tree Database. Invalid data will be returned to the sender for correction.

Validated data will be incorporated into a future version of Eco – Once validated, data submitted through i-Tree Database will be added to i-Tree’s databases. Periodic updates to the i-Tree software will make this new, validated data available in i-Tree Eco.

Eco updates containing new data allow for automatic processing – When data for an unsupported area is made available in i-Tree Eco, projects for that study area can be run and processed automatically just as projects in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the UK are!

Below is a brief summary of basic recommended steps for international i-Tree Eco Users.
Consult the Eco Guide to International Projects for detailed instructions https://www.itreetools.org/resources/ma ... ojects.pdf

1 Design Your Project - Designing a new i-Tree Eco project requires some early decisions. You must determine what type of project is most suitable for your objectives and decide what data you will be collecting in the field or importing into Eco.

2 Prepare Additional Data and information - The Eco model will need data and information to make a new international location available including Locational data, hourly pollution data, supplemental hourly precipitation data, and new species data if desired. These data should be gathered and entered in the i-Tree Database http://www.itreetools.org/database/ as soon as possible and not after completing normal Eco field work.

3 Submit Additional Data using i-Tree Database – The i-Tree Database system has specific procedures and format requirements for data and information for a new international location. The i-Tree Database also allows users to view information such as available species. See

4 Prepare for Field Data Collection- Once you have designed your project, decided which data to collect during your inventory, and submitted your additional data into the i-Tree Database, it is time to get started with the i-Tree Eco software. Users can create a new i-Tree Eco project directly in the Eco application and prepare for data collection or importing data. Keep in mind, your international location will most likely not be available but you can use a temporary or alternate project location and later update it within Eco once available.

5 Collect Field Data - Field data collection can take place. Use the Eco Field Guide to guide you as you collect and record your data out in the field.

6 Enter Field Data - Field data can be entered into the i-Tree Eco desktop interface by transferring from the mobile data collection system, manually entering, or importing external data into an Eco complete inventory project.

7 Run the Eco Model - Running the Eco model is a two-step process that is necessary in order to view your reports. This should only be done after you have submitted your additional data using i-Tree Database, received notification that the data have been incorporated into Eco, updated your software to the latest version, and corrected any temporary, place holder variables (project location) you may have used.

Learning Resources

Additional resources can be found by exploring manuals, videos and application pages and instructions.
i-Tree Database Forum FAQs - viewforum.php?f=43
Eco manuals and guides - https://www.itreetools.org/resources/ma ... p#v6guides
Eco web pages - https://www.itreetools.org/eco/index.php
Eco learning videos - https://www.itreetools.org/resources/videos.php#ecovids
Eco methods papers - https://www.itreetools.org/resources/archives.php



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