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Pegger is an ESRI Arcview Extension to help foresters and forest engineers with initial road planning and design. Pegger was developed by Luke Rogers of the University of Washington's Forest Engineering Department in pursuit of a masters degree. Pegger was funded by the Rural Technology Initiative to help small forest land owners with forest management.
Pegger is designed to assist the landowner in the intial design of forest roads. Using a contour theme Pegger can "peg in" a road from any point on the landscape at any grade. Pegger allows for quick analysis of alternative road designs in a GIS environment where other analysis tools can assist the planner in making educated decisions about road location. Pegger also assists in the editing of existing road themes by making available merge and spline functions to combine and smooth existing road data.
New functionality added to Pegger!
Version 3.0.2 of Pegger for ArcView 3.x is now available for download. The user interface for Pegger has been completely redesigned with more intuitive controls and features and additional functionality. Pegger can now digitally survey a pegged road for export to the popular forest road engineering software RoadEng®. New features include:
In addition to Pegger, an Arcview visualization tool, Roadview is also under development. See an example of a movie generated in Arcview by Roadview.
Luke presented Pegger at The International Mountain Logging and 11th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium. View the presentation here...