Wisconsin Forest Inventory Data Online (WISFIDO)
Welcome to WISFIDO II!
FIDO gives you access to the National FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis) databases. You now have the ability to generate tables and maps of forest statistics through a web browser without having to understand the underlying data structures.
With FIDO, you will be able to run any of the standard reports for a specific area of interest and survey year or, if you are an advanced user, create completely customized reports based on whatever criteria you choose. As an advanced user, you can also save your work to your hard drive to load/rerun your custom FIDO II retrievals at a later time.
If you want to begin using WISFIDO, click the Go! button.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the support person for your region Chuck Barnett: 610-557-4031 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In order to run FIDO Standard and Custom reports, you will need the following configuration:
As this application is updated, this section will describe the latest changes.
Use this mode of the FIDO II application to create new, custom retrievals. You'll be able to do everything from selecting your summary attribute to choosing custom filters and the report layout display. The next sections describe in some detail how this mode of WISFIDO works...
If you want to begin your custom retrieval now, click the Go! button at the top of the page.
There are 8 steps to creating and saving a custom report. You can go to any step by clicking on the matching link displayed at the top of the page. You can also let the wizard guide you through the process by clicking the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page. Below is a brief description of each of these steps:
START NEW RETRIEVAL Begin your new retrieval with this step. You can choose either to start a completely new retrieval or pick one of the existing retrievals/templates to use as a starting point.
|SET SUMMARY ATTRIBUTE The summary attribute is the value that will be displayed in the cells of your tabular report. Examples include Area of land, Tree volume, Tree mortality, etc.|
|DESIGN REPORT LAYOUT When you define your report layout, you select how the summary attribute defined above is grouped and reported. WISFIDO are broken down into three axes. In tabular reports the axes define table, row, and column breaks. You will be required to select an attribute for each axis.|
|SELECT FILTER OPTIONS Set the filters to restrict the data that will be used to generate your report. Each of the filter options has subcategories. You may select as many as you wish.|
|DEFINE REGION OF INTEREST Define the geographic region for your report by selecting states and counties here. You can specify a circular boundary (latitude, longitude, and radius in miles) to further define the region.|
|CHOOSE SURVEY YEARS From this page, you will select the survey years on which you want to base your retrieval. The survey years displayed are dependent on the states you selected in the previous step.|
|PRODUCE REPORT Once you have finished setting up your report, this step allows you to review your selections and generate a report in various formats.|
|SAVE RETRIEVAL Click this link if you want to save your custom retrieval. You will have the option to name the retrieval, give it a title, description, and author. You can also choose in which category the retrieval will appear.|