FSC’s Mapping Portal: Using Maps and Geospatial Analysis

Do we know what’s happening in our forests if we can’t see them? That’s where spatial technologies come in. Join FSC International’s resident “geo-geeks,” Andrés Felipe Ramírez and Scot McQueen, to learn how these technologies are giving us the power to use satellite imagery, publicly available data, and our own information about our certified forests to understand the impact certification makes over time – and what that tells us about how FSC can improve. We’ll also give an update on Motion 61: Compile a digital map of FSC-certified forests worldwide.  



Andrés Felipe Ramírez, FSC international

Andrés has been FSC's "mapping person" since 2019. He is part of the Data & Innovations team, where he uses geospatial technologies to contribute to the digital transformation of FSC toward a data-driven organization. He has been providing his expertise using satellite imagery and geographic information systems to monitor and map the Land Cover dynamics of FSC-certified forests and to develop spatially-relevant solutions for different stakeholders involved in the Forest Management certification. Andrés has 10 years of experience with international organizations working on integrating geospatial technologies into their core businesses. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and considers himself a bike enthusiast and a frustrated footballer.


Scot McQueen, FSC International

Scot McQueen joined FSC as the Senior Technology Officer in July of 2021. Scot joined FSC from ESRI, where he was the Senior Account Executive responsible for global sales strategy, messaging, and major account development within the Commercial Forestry Sector. He has extensive experience with strategic planning, project management, and relationship building with clients and partners. While at Esri, he worked with over 300 commercial forestry customers and has built strong alliances with partners in industry and technology companies that have timber management solutions. He has always been passionate about environmental causes and feels strongly that certification is a key solution to addressing deforestation and forest degradation.

Event Details

  • Date: Monday 10 October

  • Time: 11:00 - 12:30

  • Room: Hibiscus & Frangipani  

  • Language: English

  • Format: In-person