Set up, manage, and report on your timber cruises - all in one online platform
Plot Hound navigates to plots using your device's GPS
Record clean and consistent data using the Plot Hound mobile app
Effortlessly sync timber cruise data between the Plot Hound online platform and mobile app
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How It Works
Set up your cruise in the Plot Hound online platform
Establish stand boundaries by uploading a file or drawing by hand
Plot Hound asks for your specs, then lays out your plots and exports them to the mobile application
Complete your cruise quickly and easily with the Plot Hound mobile app
Navigate to each plot with your phone's built-in GPS and compass
Collect clean data with drop-down menus and instant validation
View, analyze, and export your cruise results in the Plot Hound online platform
Charts, graphs, and Excel exports make your data available however you want it
Ongoing cruise management is simple with progress reports, plot reassignment across your team, and advanced options for power users
For teams with fewer than 5 cruisers, it's free to get started with Plot Hound and its Basic reports. Learn more about our features at one of our live, online, weekly webinars.
For larger organizations, Plot Hound Pro supports up to 25 cruisers and comes with Premium reports. You can also assign work to contract cruisers.
Some of the largest US forestry companies use Plot Hound. Contact us today for large-scale cruise management.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which mobile devices are supported by the Plot Hound app?
Do I need to use both the online platform and the mobile application for Plot Hound to work?
Is Plot Hound effective without cell service?
Which measurement units, species, and products are supported? Can I customize?
The original Plot Hound
When we started SilviaTerra, Max and Zack (and it really was just us at the time) worked tirelessly on what would eventually become CruiseBoost. CruiseBoost did, as it still does now, rely on ground measurements as the basis for all of its prediction and estimation processes. But back then Zack was our cruising staff. Since Max had a background in app development and Zack didn’t want to have to tally by day and input information into spreadsheets by night, we made a handy little app to speed it all up.
Zoey, (the striped one in the picture) was Zack's dog. She was awesome and accompanied Zack through his senior year at Mississippi State, through grad school, and was there when we started SilviaTerra -- on all those long cruising trips. She made it fun, barked to warn about snakes (and oddly, turtles) and was always there to nudge Zack when it was time to step away from the computer and take some time in the woods. She also happened to be an actual Plott Hound. When Zack told folks (mostly other foresters or cruisers) her breed, they’d get a kick out of it. So as we grew and more cruisers started using our app the only name that made sense was “Plot Hound” in honor of Zoey. A handy app for cruising named after a handy little cruising companion.