Woodlot Spatial Submission Tool

e-Waste Reporting Manual for Woodlots

The basic How To Guide for e-Submissions to the Waste e-FM system.

This guide will enable you to handle waste e-Reporting for a typical Woodlot.

e-Waste Reporting for Woodlots Users Manual Ver 1.1


This program is freeware for BC Woodlot Licencees. Development was partially funded by the Ministry of Forests and Range and the
Federation of BC Woodlot Associations, and supported by a lot of volunteer hours.

This program is designed to carry out four key e-FM tasks for Woodlot Licencees:

1. Prepare XML/GML submissions of cutblock boundaries to be uploaded to FTA through the ESF system.

2. Prepare XML/GML submissions of proposed road locations to be uploaded to FTA through the ESF system.

3. Prepare XML/GML submissions of openings and standards units to be uploaded to RESULTS.

4. Prepare XML/GML submissions of forest cover polygons to be uploaded to RESULTS.

The intended user groups for the WLGML program are Woodlot Licencees who want to do their own e-FM submissions and small consultants
who want to provide mapping and e-FM services to woodlots.

The software assumes that many RESULTS entries will be made using the on-line tabular data entry available to Woodlot Licencees,
and several key output parameters are hard coded to Woodlot specifications.

e-FM submissions prepared for other Licence types using this software will not be accepted by the ESF systems.

WLGML does not replace industrial grade e-FM software, and can not do many of the tasks that a full package such as eziLink can do.

WLGML is intended to make fairly straightforward submissions, as are usually found on Woodlots. Complex submissions and/or dealing
with previous erroneous submissions will quite likely require the services of a competent service provider equipped with industrial
grade e-FM submission and mapping software.


The first listing below is the manual for this software, the others are useful RESULTS manuals that contain helpful information and definitions.

WLGML Users Manual Version 3 - the manual for this program. March 31, 2016 version. Also tries to explain a lot of RESULTS stuff.

XLS - The 1 CP Triangle Calculator XLS

RISS-wl - the 2016 RESULTS tech manual for Woodlots - far from perfect, but our tech reference.

RISS-ls - the Industry RESULTS tech bible - you may want this document too.

Submitting Forest Cover to RESULTS for Openings with Retained Trees - 2016 partial cutting and reserves how to manual from FLNR.

Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Reg - FRPA Era - Current Version.

Woodlot Licence Forest Management Regulation - Code Era - 1998 Version - contains many stocking standard defaults.

Woodlot Licence Forest Management Regulation - Code Era - Feb 2002 Version - added the Section 22.02 Site Plan Exempt harvest area default stocking standards.

The old RESULTS for Woodlots guide - from 2007 - a bit old, but a very useful manual.


A set of blank entry forms designed by Coleen in 2008/revised by Tom 2012 that help you to organize the info you will need to make a submission in one place.
Goal is to minimize chances of getting half way through some task and discovering that you do not have what you need to finish the job.
And/or to keep your service provider costs down. Service providers charge less when they can do a submission in one go / do not have to keep asking for more info.

Cheat Sheets - the cheat sheets


NOTE: Minimum System Requirement: Windows XP

Earlier Windows versions do not support the .NET
environment this program requires.

DOWNLOAD/SAVE the following list of files to a findable directory on your system, then install from that directory.

VCREDIST_x86.EXE - Contains required Microsoft C++ component

DOTNETFX35SETUP.EXE - Installs Microsoft .NET 3.5 Environment

SQLSysClrTypes.MSI - Contains required SQL server spatial types

Last software update: June 2014 Program now contains codes for new FLNR Districts.

You want BOTH of the following. Save them to the same folder on your hard drive, and click the SETUP.EXE to install.

SETUP.EXE - The setup executable. Makes some system checks, and then activates SETUP.MSI

SETUP.MSI - The current version of WLGML

Widget to determine 1 CP Triangle coordinates

XLS - The 1 CP Triangle Calculator XLS


We all hate registering software. Especially as it seems to be code for "Please send me spam every day for the rest of my life!"
However, if you email me at tomb_at_netidea.com to tell me you've joined the program users, I will send you a short email to tell you
when we upgrade the program to fix a bug.

This can save you having to find, verify and report the bug yourself.


Step 1: Double click VCREDIST_x86.EXE to install it. This will install a specific Microsoft C++ component on your computer.
Multiple C++ components can exist on one computer, but some specific parts of this one are needed for WLGML

Step 2: VDouble click DOTNETFX35SETUP.EXE to install it. This will install the .NET environment Version 3.5 on your computer.

Note that DOTNETFX35SETUP.EXE is a web based installer: it checks your computer and then downloads about 200 mb
of install file. If you are on dial-up, this is likely not a great plan. If you are on dial up, contact us and
we will mail you a CD with the full .NET 3.5 install file.
Email: tomb_at_netidea.com

Step 3: Double click SQLSysClrTypes.MSI to install it. This file adds some SQL server spatial types to your Windows components.

Step 4: Double click the SETUP.EXE file. This will install the actual WLGML program.

Why so complicated? Well, a "boxed software" product would bundle all this together on the CD, tell the install
program to look after it all, and charge. We don't have the kind of budget needed for that, so we charge you $0 but
make you do a bit of extra work.


To install a new version of WLGML when you have an existing version installed:

Step 1: Go to [Start] menu, [Settings], [Control Panel]
In XP, select [Add/Remove Programs]
In Vista, select [Prograsm and Features]

Step 2: Find the installed version of WLGML in the list. Tell the box to Remove it.

Step 3: Run the new SETUP.EXE file, which activates the SETUP.MSI, which installs the new version.