Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 Q1 All-Hands

Every quarter, the fully remote SilviaTerra team assembles from all corners of the world, rents a house, and spends a week building new features and planning future conquests.

The SilviaTerra squad manages to not fall into any canals
Thanks to Travis Pond for his services as the SilviaTerra team picture guy!

We just wrapped up our 2017 Q1 All Hands in The Hague, Netherlands.  This was our first All-Hands meeting outside of the US and it was a great success.  No one fell into any canals, although apparently about a car a week does in the Netherlands!  In addition to the sightseeing and delicious Dutch food, we made major technical progress on:

  • The upcoming version of Plot Hound with customizable data entry
  • Improvements to CruiseBoost for both large and small properties
  • Change detection using a variety of imagery platforms

If that sounds like a good time to you, we'd love to meet you!  Drop us a line at https://silviaterra.com/bark/jobs.html

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stumpage Value and Product Groups for Merch Specs

We're dedicated to the foresters we serve and we're always investing in Plot Hound and Canopy to make them better and more useful tools.  Since we launched our merch specs system in late 2015, we have had many great conversations with foresters across America who use Plot Hound and Canopy as their main cruising platform.  The top two requests we heard were product groups and stumpage pricing.  Starting today, both of those features are live!

The "Product Group" field allows you to assign each of your products to a product group.  If you have a volume subscription, your volumes will now be summarized by both product and product group.  This works great for cases where you want rollups of general product groups like Sawtimber that contain distinct products like Pine Saw and Hardwood Saw.

You can also now assign a stumpage value for each of your products.  If you are signed up for one of our volume reporting service, your reports will include a summary of stumpage value by product and product group.

We've also invested in some performance engineering on the backend, so the merch specs page is faster than ever. Our mission is always to save you time on the computer you can spend more time in the woods and with your clients.

We are always looking for feedback on how we can improve Canopy and Plot Hound.  Feel free to drop us a line at support@silviaterra.com if you have any suggestions or need any help.