The aim of the statistical forest inventory is to provide comprehensive information about the state and dynamics of forests for strategic and management planning. Field-Map has a full functionality to support any type of statistical forest inventory. The Russian National Forest Inventory (the largest NFI programme worldwide) is one of the best examples of the Field-Map capacity to manage extensive databases and support multiple field teams. Other NFI programs using Field-Map are Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, Cape Verde, Belgium, Hungary and Ukraine.
The above mentioned inventory programs demonstrate that the use of the Field- Map technology in statistical forest inventory optimizes the costs and accuracy of the collected data and final results. Even in cases with a relatively low number of inventory plots, the data evaluation often yields a desired accuracy of the final results while optimizing the costs of the whole NFI inventory campaign. For this, specifically effective has been the statistical data processing by Field-Map, which dramatically reduced the time for data processing and reporting..