Openforis Initiative

Openforis Initiative

Branding Design  + Web

Open Foris is a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.

Since 2015, I have been working as a graphic designer, web designer and webmaster for this programme.

First, I designed the whole branding, including logos, color scheme, illustrations, video. Then, I developed the website and its mirror website on FAO’s domain.

I recently designed which is an online data collection tool based on Openforis Collect tool.
Collect Earth
Land monitoring through visual interpretation

Collect Earth is a tool that enables data collection through Google Earth. In conjunction with Google Earth, Bing Maps and Google Earth Engine, users can analyze high and very high resolution satellite imagery for a wide variety of purposes, including :

  • Support multi-phase National Forest Inventories
  • Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assessments
  • Monitoring agricultural land and urban areas
  • Validation of existing maps
  • Collection of spatially explicit socio-economic data
  • Quantifying deforestation, reforestation and desertification

Its user friendliness and smooth learning curve make it a perfect tool for performing fast, accurate and cost-effective assessments. It is highly customizable for the specific data collection needs and methodologies.

The data gathered through Collect Earth is exportable to commonly used formats and can also be exported to Saiku, a tool that facilitates data analysis.

Efficient and collaborative data analysis and results dissemination

Open Foris Calc is a robust tool for data analysis and results calculation. The input data and metadata come from Open Foris Collect and Calc provides a flexible way to produce aggregated results which can be analyzed and visualized through the open source software Saiku. Calc allows expert users to write custom R modules to perform calculations working with a variety of sampling designs.

Openforis website

Openforis website ( has been fully developed with Typo3 Content Management System with Bootstrap 3 framework.