The mBDL application (mobile Forest Data Bank) allows direct access to forest maps on phones and tablets. The basic content of the application are forest thematic maps of the BDL, such as: basic map, tree stand map, forms of ownership, forest habitats, plant communities, hunting map, tourist development, fire risk and temporary prohibitions to enter forests. In addition to industry maps, the user has the option of displaying predefined raster backgrounds, e.g. topographic maps or aerial / satellite orthophotos, as well as maps from external WMS services. Addresses of the most popular websites, e.g. cadastral data, orthophotomap or GDOŚ service, are permanently saved in the application, which facilitates their use. Any other WMS services can be connected by entering a specific URL address, which is then remembered in the application.
After downloading the appropriate data, the application also works when there is no Internet connection. The offline data download mechanism enables the use of maps of forest districts and national parks. Together with the maps, which are saved in the raster form, vector data with descriptive attributes are collected for the PGL LP forests.
From the mBDL application level, the user has online access to the full tax description for forests of all ownership types. Such a description includes, among others species of trees and shrubs occurring in a given place, their detailed description, forest address, economic indications and much more.
The application is additionally equipped with a number of functionalities useful in the field: measuring the area and distance, recording a point from a GPS location or from the indication on the map, recording the route and simple navigation to the indicated point. Saved points and routes can be exported as a KML file, sent to the world in any way or imported to another device on which the mBDL application is also installed.
In MBDL, you can search for forest separations on the basis of the so-called forest address, registration parcel or point using its coordinates. This tool works like a web portal search.
In the Help menu, there is also an instruction describing the basic functionalities that should be read at the beginning of using the application.
Accessibility declaration: https://www.bdl.lasy.gov.pl/portal/deklaracja-mbdl