The Southern On-Line Estimator (SOLE) is an Internet-based database analysis tool developed cooperatively by NCASI and the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station. SOLE performs tabular, chart, linear model and map analyses on annual Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data made publicly available through the FIA database (FIADB).
The FIA plots used by SOLE, soleLite and Gforest are from the most recent evaluation group for each state.
The 2018 National FIA User Group Meeting, organized jointly by NCASI and the Society of American Foresters, was held in Albany, California. Presentations from the meeting are available on this website.
NCASI seeks to maintain expertise related to the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data and policy issues and an awareness of evolving technologies that may be useful for forest monitoring