GTAC TEUI Geospatial Toolkit

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About the Toolkit

GTAC's Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Geospatial Toolkit (TEUI Toolkit) is an ArcGIS Add-In that assists users in mapping and analyzing landscapes using geospatial data. Check out the About section below to learn more -- or explore the FAQs in this slideshow.

  • The Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Geospatial Toolkit (TEUI Toolkit) is an ArcGIS Add-In that assists users in mapping and analyzing landscapes using geospatial data. The Toolkit was designed to accelerate the TEUI mapping process but can also be used for a variety of other natural resource mapping efforts.
  • The TEUI Toolkit 5 has been completely redesigned and engineered to be faster and more robust than ever.
  • The Toolkit utilizes both continuous and discrete raster data (e.g., slope, aspect, elevation), polygon data (e.g., map units), and point data (e.g., soil pedon or vegetation plots) to calculate zonal statistics and display the results in both a tabular and graphical format.
  • The TEUI Toolkit was developed and is maintained by the USFS Geospatial Technology and Applications Center in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • The TEUI Toolkit can use any continuous or discrete raster data provided that it is numeric. Some examples include: slope, aspect, elevation, temperature, precipitation, and curvature. To use thematic data like geology, you will have to convert each symbol to a number. For analysis zones, any feature class type (i.e. polygon, point, line) or discrete raster data layer can be used.
  • Remember, if you are working on USFS land, the USFS Geospatial Technology and Applications Center can provide you geospatial data for your project area. Send an e-mail to sm.fs.teuiteam@usda.gov
  • The TEUI-Geospatial Toolkit can be used by anyone who wants to analyze and perform zonal statistics. Additional features for accelerating mapping such as sample design and data mining are currently under development.
  • Originally developed for the mapping and analysis of Terrestrial Ecological Units, the TEUI-Geospatial Toolkit can also be used to analyze or map any natural phenomena. Non-TEUI projects have included range analysis, watershed analysis, TES analysis, vegetation mapping, wildlife habitat, scenic areas, and soil mapping.

 

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More FAQs

  • Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory (TEUI) is a hierarchical land survey and resource inventory system developed and used by the US Forest Service. TEUI products include ecological type descriptions, maps, interpretations that provide baseline information for forest plan revisions, timber and range management decisions, ecological and watershed assessments, and project level planning.
  • The TEUI Geospatial Toolkit is an ArcGIS mapping tool used to delineate landscape and analyze environmental characteristics using geospatial data. This tool complements traditional inventory methods by streamlining the collection and analysis of resource inventory information in a digital environment.
  • The TEUI Geospatial Toolkit can be found on this website by clicking on the Downloads section below.
  • The download file includes all the required software you will need to install the TEUI Geospatial Toolkit.
  • Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system
  • ArcGIS 10.0 and above
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension
  • At least 8G free space to run the TEUI Geospatial Toolkit Statistics
  • The TEUI Geospatial Toolkit is for anyone who wants to calculate the descriptive statistics of raster data under analysis zones (feature class or raster) and view the results in an easy-to-read graphical or tabular format. While the TEUI Geospatial Toolkit was developed for the mapping and analysis of Terrestrial Ecological Units, the Toolkit can be used to analyze and/or map any polygon based data. Non-TEUI projects have included range analysis, watershed analysis, TES analysis, vegetation mapping, wildlife habitat, scenic areas, and soil mapping.
  • If you are working on USDA-Forest Service lands and are interested in obtaining data for your project, please contact sm.fs.teuiteam@usda.gov.

Downloads 

TEUI Toolkit 5.8

ArcMap 10.5 Add-In installation package. TEUI Toolkit 5.8 is only compatible with ArcGIS versions 10.5 and above. Requires ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension. Zipfile, 362MB.

Download Instructions

When downloading the Toolkit, ensure you download the entire zipfile by clicking the ‘Download’ button at the top right corner of the page. Do not download the add-in file individually using the ‘…’ button. 

TEUI Toolkit 5.8 User Guide

Provides instructions for software installation and use. PDF, 3.1MB.

Citrix Install InstructionsPDF 188KB

Manual Installation Instructions

  1. First, be sure that ArcMap is not open and running. Also, be sure that there are no previous versions of the TEUI Toolkit by using the Add-In manager (Customize | Add-In Manager | Delete this Add-In for versions 5.0 and above) or (Control Panel | Add\remove programs | Remove Program for version 4.1 and lower) to remove any previous copies of the TEUI Toolkit.
  2. Download the zipfile containing the Toolkit from the link above, and save it to a location of your choice.
  3. Once the download is complete, navigate to the location of the download. Open the zip archive by double clicking (do not extract/unzip it) and then double click again on the Add-In file.
  4. When prompted, select “Install Add-In”
  5. Click “OK” once the installation has succeeded.

Build 1653 (5.8)

  • Binning slider added to graph UI for displaying floating point data.
  • Bigger graph window, modified sidebar layout.

Build 1647 (5.8)

  • Bug fix in running stats on overlapping polygons
  • Teui lite bug fix when encountering no data values
  • Connotative legend stats calculation bug fix.
  • Use gdal to calculate stats in teui lite.

Build 1523 (5.8)

  • Latin Hypercube Generator no longer requires opening the Manage Data window first
  • Resolved issue with White BG toggle not working in Objective Function Graph Window associated with Latin Hypercube Generator
  • Resolved issue where Data Manager was throwing an error when data was added
  • Removed erroneous errors (yellow triangles) in the data manager when legitimate layers are added
  • Allowed spaces in the working directory name
  • Resolved error that occurred when TEUI Lite was engaged
  • Toggling of the normalize checkbox in histogram tool no longer removes mean and SD values
  • Resolved error with .csv data exports
  • Resolved error where generating legend in the Connotative Legend tool caused ArcMap to abort
  • Resolved issue where "Histograms." button in Latin Hypercube was not working correctly
  • Resolved issue where InstanceFactory inside of the TEUI.Library was failing resulting in downstream effects
  • Resolved temp file write access issue
  • Resolved zonal stats issue
  • Resolved issue where the Query Stats button was throwing an initialization error
  • Resolved issue in Histogram tool where White Background toggle was not working
  • Resolved issue where sample dots in the Latin Hyper Cube histogram were incorrectly positioned
  • Resolved issue where the Connotative Legend tool was either erroring out on stats generation or writing all no-data values when input datasets had different projections
  • Resolved issue with opening project workspace in Citrix

Build 525 (5.4)

  • Add median statistic type to graphs
  • Add percentile values to graphs
  • New toolbar menu dropdown design
  • Import shapefile attributes for graphing
  • Circular statistics for radial data types
  • Select by map unit statistics tool
  • Select feature and calculate statistics
  • Climate resampling tools to Toolkit

Build 495 (5.3)

  • Graph rendering fix for single-point series.
  • Radial graph drawing fix.
  • Prefill raster band in graph window.
  • Improved spatial reference check in data window.
  • Select all layers checkbox in data window.
  • Prevent multiple LHC windows from being opened.
  • Close all teui windows when closing ArcMap.
  • Ability to browse to network path in folder select dialog.
  • Prevent user from adding data from the temp folder.
  • Progress bar bug in LHC window.
  • Support for relative data paths.
  • Ability to set data source for zone layers and rasters.

Build 460 (5.2)

  • Resample input raster analysis zone layer and not input data
  • Add value to the text "average" on the graphs
  • Crash ArcMap by loading an invalid raster
  • Run latin hypercube without selecting rasters crashes arcmap
  • Check if user has write access to temp folder
  • Zoom feature be added to the histogram especially when using the MU Analysis data view type
  • Add tooltip to each layer in data manager that shows file location
  • Select statistics to export
  • Add the map unit symbol to the .csv export
  • When running lhc on two or more rasters, the denominator of the progress is wrong
  • Disable avg and std on radial graphs until we have those stats developed
  • Turn graph area white doesn't work on radial graphs
  • Connotative legend only works with polygons and not raster layers for feature zones
  • Export the validate point\map unit results table
  • Losing total hours when calculating statistics
  • Arc Crash -- Bad Temp File Name
  • Arc Crash -- Click List of Runs After Viewing Histogram on LHC
  • Connotative Legend will Overwrite Existing Text Attribute Field
  • Arc Crash -- Column Name used for Connotative Legend column is Numeric Field Already in Attribute Table
  • Folder Setup (Browse for Folder) in Properties Dialog Does Not Honor New Folder
  • Raster Band in Graphing Window Fails to Populate
  • Add graph of objective function for latin hypercube objective=y, iteration=x
  • R stats export format. Y = feature, x = statistic per raster band
  • Build 425, LHC tool. Exclusion Mask not always honored.
  • No rasters in drop down for export to raster
  • Layer Name Missing in Export Dialog
  • Empty map unit column throws an exception for raster zone layers.
  • Graph spline fit issues
  • Toolkit crashes on 10.2.2
  • Collapse Export buttons into one menu
  • Only allow a single data management window
  • Add option for mean value line on chart
  • Remove "Selection Tools Menu" from toolbar
  • Ability to change temp directory
  • Can't add FGB rasters to latin hypercube through add layers button, only .imgs
  • Export data button in stats table window
  • If you have a graph open and try to run statistics on the same project, it crashes due to file lock
  • Open existing TEUI project with missing data = crash
  • Remove zoom to feature for map units
  • Graph colors change with type of graph
  • Ability to print graphs
  • Change output of text file, rotate columns and rows
  • Y axis labels on the chart wrong

Build 429 (5.1)

  • Fixed bug with cLHS exclusion mask
  • All raster data formats accepted by cLHS tool
  • Expanded statistics export functionality and output formats
  • Ability to change graph background color to white
  • Aggregated map unit statistics available to compare against individual map unit polygons
  • Added standard deviation and mean lines to graphs
  • Ability to change temp processing directory
  • Functionality to print graphs
  • Various bug fixes

Build 429

  • Fixed bug with cLHS exclusion mask
  • All raster data formats accepted by cLHS tool
  • Expanded statistics export functionality and output formats
  • Ability to change graph background color to white
  • Aggregated map unit statistics available to compare against individual map unit polygons
  • Added standard deviation and mean lines to graphs
  • Ability to change temp processing directory
  • Functionality to print graphs
  • Various bug fixes

Build 352

  • Added the cLHS (Conditioned Latin Hyper Cube) tool
  • Added the CL (Connotative Legend) tool
  • General bug fixes

Build 347

  • Connotative Legend Tool
  • Zoom to Polygon from Graph
  • Graph color selection

Training

Self-paced trainings for the TEUI toolkit are available here [link]. The zipped folder contains six PDF documents that introduce new users to a variety of topics, including installation and set-up, calculating and displaying basic statistics, and other advanced toolkit utilities. Additionally, it contains several sub-folders with sample raster and vector data needed to complete these trainings. Zipfile, 1GB.

Resources

  • USDA Forest Service TEUI-Geospatial Toolkit: An Operational Ecosystem Inventory Application. Presented at: 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping Utah State University-Logan, UT September 30-October 3, 2008 ​​​PDF, 6.9 MB
  • USDA Forest Service TEUI-Geospatial Toolkit: A Case Study in Pre-Mapping for an Ecosystem Inventory. Presented at: 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping Utah State University-Logan, UT September 30-October 3, 2008 PDF, 3.0 MB
  • Winthers, E; Fallon, D; Haglund, J; DeMeo, T; Nowacki, G; Tart, D; Ferwerda, M; Robertson, G.; Gallegos, A.; Rorick, A.; Cleland, D.T.; Robbie, W. 2005. Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory technical guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office, Ecosystem Management Coordination Staff. 245 p. PDF, 2.9 MB

Webinar on the TEUI 5.3 functionality -- 
Watch on NRCS YouTube Channel

  • The TEUI Geospatial Toolkit 5.1: An ArcGIS Extension for Natural Resource Mapping PDF, 9 MB
  • The TEUI Geospatial Toolkit 4.1: An ArcGIS Extension for Natural Resource Mapping PDF, 1.7 MB
  • Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory on Two Southwestern Forests: Adapting Digital Mapping Methods to Fit the Landscape PDF, 4.0 MB
  • Implementation of the Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Geospatial Toolkit for National Forest Lands in the Southwestern USA PDF, 5.5 MB
  • Use of the Connotative Legend Tool by the New Mexico Southwest Region (Region 3) Terrestrial Ecosystem Survey Team PDF, 0.8 MB
  • Use of the TEUI Toolkit by Steve Strenger and Nori Koehler of the New Mexico Southwest Region (Region 3) Terrestrial Ecosystem Survey Team PDF, 1.9 MB
  • Overview of the TEUI Toolkit statistics by Estella Ruth of the Arizona Southwest Region (Region 3) Terrestrial Ecosystem Survey Team PDF, 0.9 MB

US Forest Service National Soils Program - www.fs.fed.us/soils

Feedback

We are always interested in hearing about your experience with the Toolkit. If you ever encounter any problems, have any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or just questions, please feel free to send them to us at SM.FS.TEUIteam@usda.gov or contact:

Robert Vaughan
US Forest Service
Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC)
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
robert.vaughan@usda.gov
805-440-2549

https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/gtac/teui