The Forest Projection and Planning System and Taper

As of late The FSD Tech Penguin has received many questions on the topic of taper and The Forest Projection and Planning system (FPS).  This is not an insignificant topic as FPS is somewhat unique in how it determines taper.  This post will serve as a quick discussion of what FSD understands about the taper system in FPS and may not be 100% accurate.  However, this level of accuracy is based on a lack of available documentation and the fact that FPS is held as highly proprietary and completely non-open.  This means that the source code is not available and this knowledge comes from FSD attending several calibration workshops.  At this point we recommend getting some strong coffee… Continue reading