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					Introduction new GI product into
      Slovene forest service
     Director meeting - Study for the project

                Slovene forest service
                   Branko Glavan
                 Ljubljana 3. februar 2000
Current situation
Many activities are driven by Slovene forest service :
   • public forestry service on all forests
   • some tasks as public authority (forest act)
   • other services
- NO standardized forest value estimation
Q: Is it possible to launch new product among potential users ?
….... owners, bank and insurance services need forest land
valuation for decision about:
- mortgage, buying/ selling, court administration, management
of forest,..
Product idea
Basic :
• forest stands value, logging cost, roads/sledges, soils
         potential, recognized functions valuation
Extended :
• infrastructure corridors, pollution hazard, natural and
cultural heritage, planned activities
Product form:
• maps and written report
(missing) Resources
Data:
different resources (new fees for data acquisition,
updates control, missing data,..)
Organization:
new workflow procedure (new process owner, appraiser
licenses, money collection, valuation model, procedure
automation-application..)
Cost-Benefit (analysis)
Benefits :
• Customer gets standardized product, cost 500 DEM per average lot of 5 ha
• Forest service improves data quality for regular use,..
Costs:
• New valuation model and new application (200 K), appraiser licenses (100 K), missing
data acquisition and additional work (400 DEM per lot)
Additional problems
• Regular workflow interruption, additional work is difficult to award, questions about
“public” and “objectiveness”
ANALYSIS:
Income -> 3 M DEM - (6000 customers per year - 2% of total)
Cost -> 2,7 K DEM - (fixed 300 K + production 2,4 M)
Return of investment - within first year
Suggestions
 Create standardized valuation model and offer service

Redesign (extend) product :


• WWW- general valuation maps with simple parcel locator (free
thematic maps for easy public use to strength organizations
public role)

				
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