Pilot mobile app to generate automated access routes from timber harvesting sites to emergency locations

Completed Pilot Project

The goal of this pilot study is to develop a mobile-based tool to automatically generate optimized access routes that minimize travel time from EPLs to logging sites. In addition, the tool will create and maintain a digital database for rendering active logging sites and associated access routes that can be accessible by emergency personnel at any time.


Pilot mobile emergency location app with driving directions and latitude and longitude coordinates for air medevac for forestry and logging professionals providing the critical fiber wood supply through the #1 most dangerous career of timber harvesting.


Provided an update and discussed the pilot with stakeholders at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association annual meeting in Louisville, KY.