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Ontario's Landscape Tool
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OLT Database Posted - August 15, 2017
Several fixes and updates.
Ontario's Landscape Tool 2017 Version 2 Posted - August 8, 2017
Several fixes. This version also includes OLT-Regional files removing the previous requirement to download and install separately.
The install file is now +/- 270 mb.
Ontario's Landscape Tool 2017 Posted - March 1, 2017
There has been no new functionality built into OLT 2017. Several SRNVs have been fixed and amalgamated forest SRNV results have been included for the Pic Forest.
Posted - December 20, 2016
This report uses existing management strategies in two northern forests and incorporates predicted climate change stresses (increased fire) using stochastic disturbance models. The report summarizes achievement levels of projected volume and biodiversity indicators including caribou habitat.
Ontario's Landscape Tool Version 2016 (2) (+/- 85 mb) Posted - October 6, 2016
The first release of OLT 2016 contained a bug that made it difficult to import deer yard and moose emphasis area shape files. In this second 2016 version the bug has been fixed.
Other enhancements included in this release:
NE caribou scripts, including capability, have been revised to include rock and treed muskeg.
NE forest unit queries have been updated to include ecosties making the separation of upland and lowlands more precise.
Note: When importing FRIs in the NE - selecting a FIM compliant inventory will use the old (non-ecosite) query. In contrast, when selecting
eFRI the new (ecosite) query will be used.
Young forest patch size legends have been fixed - the legend was missing a colour.
OLT 2016 is compatible with scenarios exported from OLT 2015.
OLT 2015 is still available - see links below.
OLT-2016 User's Manual is currently being revised and we will be made available soon.
Installation tips not found in the manual:
Several users have been unable to locate the "Programdata " folder after installation of OLT. In most cases this is because the folder is hidden. To access the folder you will need to unhide the folder and ensure that the folder is not read only.
When uninstalling and reinstalling new versions of OLT you should remove all existing"mdb" files related to OLT ( olt.mdb, local.mdb and scenario.mdb ). Computers with recent versions of Windows may include a folder named "VirtualStore". These folders are located within the systems user sub-folders and may contain copies of the OLT database files. Currently our uninstall routine does not remove these files - you must remove these files before reinstalling OLT.
When installing OLT .........." Install this application for:" be sure to choose the "Only for me" option. This will ensure that the virtualstore folder is not used.
New Features OLT 2016
In past versions of OLT there was one option for creating scenarios. The option progressed through several steps when building scenarios including; data checking, projecting and verification, FRI classification, LSL forest parcel (hexagon) build and LSL habitat parcel (hexagon) build.
OLT 2016 now includes 3 import options. In cases where a Full build is not needed (i.e. evaluative (habitat) indicators are not required) a Quick or Partial build can be selected - speeding up the scenario build time.
i) Quick Import - verifies FRI data compatibility and performs initial classifications (i.e. forest units and landscape classes). This is the quickest way to build a scenario.
ii) Partial Import - This import type will do the same as the Quick import with the addition of building forest parcels (hexagon files). Forest parcels are needed to calculate prescriptive indicators (i.e. conifer, landscape classes, mature and old forest, old growth and young forest).
ii) Full Import - This import type will do the same as the Partial import with the addition of building habitat parcels. Habitat parcels are needed to calculate evaluative indicators (i.e. habitat models).
Scenarios created using each of these import options are not limited. In other words - if you create a scenario using the quick import option you will still be able calculate evaluative indicators. However, the first time you choose to calculate a habitat indicator, both the forest and habitat parcels will be built - taking a little longer than if you had created the scenario as a full import.
Ontario's Landscape Tool Version 2015 Build 3.5.5519 (+/- 100 mb) Posted - May 6, 2015
OLT is now eFRI compatible. An new inventory import option has been added when creating scenarios - "E-FRI Inventory".
Ontario's Landscape Tool (OLT) is a stand alone application and does not require a dedicated geographic information system (GIS). For users who wish to view and access the estimated simulated ranges of natural variation (SRNV), OLT will provide that functionality. However, if you wish to analyze forest resource inventories (FRI) you must install either the GLSL or Boreal regional files (see below).
Note: Ontario's Landscape Tool, the accompanying scripts and models are protected. Copying and/or selling these for use in other
systems is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the user's agreement .
Ontario's Landscape Tool User's Manual (+/- 3MB)
OLT - Regional Files
These compressed files contain the necessary files to run wildlife and other indicator models. Download the file that corresponds to the area that you wish to analyze. You do not need both files.
UNcompress (extract) these files into the "ProgramData\OLTdata\OLT\NRVIS" folder.
Science and Information Packages
These PDF files are stand alone and can be opened independently of OLT. If you wish to access these through OLT's user interface, place the PDF file(s) in the "Programdata\OLTdata\OLT\ScienceInfo" folder after installing OLT.
Science and Information Package - A includes descriptions of all models, inputs and science used in the development of the simulated ranges of natural variation. All other Science and Information Packages include simulation results and other relevent information.
Landscape Guide Regions ( map )
Caribou and Moose
Guide Effectiveness Monitoring Study Areas ( map)
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