Founded

November 26, 2006

We are dedicated to the greater good of forestry here at Free State Drivers.
Have FSD help you with all of your forestry, computer and web needs.
We will get through any project we start with you.

FSD News:

  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 20

    Posted: 2017/05/21           Category: Thneed Digest          

    Just a quick update.  Been pretty busy making a new Open Project for everyone to use freely.  More on that in the coming weeks.  Currently mixed reviews from my testers but it is extremely bare bones right now.  What else do we know…

    Click here to read more…

  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 16

    Posted: 2017/04/19           Category: Thneed Digest          

    So today I was reminded that we should keep people up to date on the happenings around the Nest and our corner of forestry.

    Click here to read more…

  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 11.3

    Posted: 2017/03/17           Category: Thneed Digest          

    An official update from FBRI about the latest (7.5) software.  A new link has been passed out to all?  So we will be calling this FPS 7.5.0.1.  No word on if this one was tested to properly work with windows machines.  Check your email from FBRI for the link.

    Click here to read more…

  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 11.2

    Posted: 2017/03/16           Category: Thneed Digest          

    An official update from FBRI about the latest (7.5) software.  However we tried to download the update from the link and the link is the original disabled software.  Now there is no word on if this package was created with the same packaging software as the original 7.0 crash.  However we are willing to bet it is.  The big deal with this version was supposed to identify your system and only install what was needed for your combination of drivers.  Now FPS should not require any real drivers if standard updated programming techniques were used.  Is FBRI still releasing FPS with non standard features.  Previous versions of FPS have used a depreciated video library.  Perhaps time will tell us what is going on.  Wondering if the upcoming workshop is still happening???

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  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 11.1

    Posted:            Category: Thneed Digest          

    Just a heads up to all.  The Penguins in the office got an email from FBRI (we think although the Board policy is that all messages come from the main mailing list not individuals) today that stated don’t install FPS 7.5 at all costs and uninstall it.  Seems that in the process of adding more legitimacy to the software (the stated reason for adding the 12 digit secret code to be more like Microsoft and ESRI products) they have also added the ability to BORK your computer.  AGAIN.  Remember 7.0

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  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 11

    Posted: 2017/03/15           Category: Thneed Digest          

    Nothing major just another ad for the upcoming workshop that FBRI is holding but wanting to keep people up to date.

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  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 10

    Posted: 2017/03/11           Category: Thneed Digest          

    WOW a new release of FPS (7.50).  While the version will not provide real answers until you get the top secret code to use it…  Next week when the office penguins here get there top secret code from FBRI we will be testing it and hope to report back.

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  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 09

    Posted: 2017/03/01           Category: Thneed Digest          

    Just a quick update so that people know that a last minute FBRI workshop is happening.  Sounded like the release of the new software… But we have been expecting the new release next week for the past several years.  If it is being released not a moment too soon based on the bugs that people have been telling us about the current version.  While we have only recently started this take a look at the FPS Wiki.  As bugs and other information surfaces we will try to keep you up to date.  This Wiki/FAQ is not a priority for FSD so if you want to join and help out use the contact form at the end of this post to request an account.

    Click here to read more…

  • Upcoming Workshop Cancled

    Posted: 2017/01/27           Category: Announcements          

    The planned workshop scheduled for February 8, Getting the Most Out of Your Inventory Data with FPS: Building a Wall-to-Wall Inventory, has been canceled.  No real word on why from WFCA when asked.  This is the second time FSD has attempted to run this workshop in cooperation with WFCA and the second time it has been canceled by powers not in the control of FSD and no real information on why.  We know that many of you have been actively asking for this workshop and FSD will continue to try and run this but will have to find other partners to offer this with.  FSD will still as always provide on-site training for any organization.

    The hope was that this workshop would iron the last of the bugs out of the I’ve Got FPS Now What A dirt foresters guide to using, understanding, localizing and calibrating the Forest Projection and Planning System book.  Instead we will continue by finalizing the cover graphics with the graphics designer and push to have this published as soon as possible.  Several people have offered to be beta testers and likely FSD will take them up on this.  More on the release of this manual as we get closer.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Thneed Digest – Week 2017 – 04

    Posted:            Category: Thneed Digest          

    Everyone got the new FPS updates right…  Ya FSD didn’t either so you’re not alone.  Looks like it will still be a few years off or maybe months.  No one knows.  After all we still get to watch the same power point presentations dated 2014 about all the results of the work we have not seen.

    Having spoken with several contributors it was brought to my attention that none of us recall from the annual meeting any hint of training.

    Finally the latest is the announcement for a biometrician position and grad student scholarship.

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