When you register with OTISS you must select which type of account suits your needs.

Arboricultural Consultant

  • Register as an Arboricultural Consultant if you manage tree stock and/or carry out BS5837 or tree safety surveys for multiple clients.
  • For each client that you register, an ‘estate’ is created within the OTISS database. You can then create the sites, surveys and trees required to manage the tree stock on this estate.
  • If required. you can also create a login account for your client. They can then login to OTISS to view the trees, maps and data that you have collected on their behalf. An extra annual subscription is required for each client access.
  • If you work with other consultants, then each one should register with OTISS as a ‘Consultant’ account. On the Clients->Access web page, you can grant them access to your client-estates by typing in their login/email address and selecting which level of access they require; e.g. as a ‘manager’ or just doing specific surveys.

Arboricultural Student

  • Register as an Arboricultural Student if you are currently doing an arboricultural course and would like to use OTISS for your projects and assignments.
  • An ‘estate’ is created within the OTISS database. You can then create a number of sites, surveys and trees – as required for projects and learning.
  • Your course supervisor can be givwn access to your surveys so that they can help and view your work..

Estate Manager or Owner

  • Register as an Estate Owner if you own, occupy or are responsible for land with trees or field assets (park & street furniture, etc). This account will be the main administrative account for the estate.
  • Your ‘estate‘ is created within the OTISS database and you can then create the sites, tree safety surveys (for managing your tree stock) and furniture surveys (for managing the gates, fences, signs and other assets and infrastructure on the estate).
  • If you have staff that also need to use OTISS, then you can register a ‘User‘ account for each one and assign them a role in managing the estate (e.g. Viewer, Surveyor, Manager, Administrator, etc.). An extra annual subscription is required for each additional user.
  • If you work with arboricultural consultants, then they should register for a separate ‘Consultant’ account. You can grant them access to help you manage the estate.

National Trail & Footpath Manager

  • Register as an Estate Manager if you own, occupy or are responsible for a National Trail or a network of footpaths. This account will be the main administrative account for the trails.
  • An OTISS ‘estate‘ is created within the OTISS database and you can then create the trail sections/sites, infrastructure & path issue surveys (for managing the gates, fences, signs, etc),  tree safety surveys (for managing your tree stock).
  • For each member of staff that also needs to use OTISS, you register a ‘User‘ account and assign them a role in managing the estate (e.g. Viewer, Surveyor, Manager, Administrator, etc.).
  • For each volunteer that will help with the surveys, you can register a ‘User‘ account and assign them the role of ‘Surveyor’.

Estate User

  • Estate Managers and Arboricultural Consultants can pay for extra subscriptions to allow their staff and/or clients to access a specified estate.
  • They can register a ‘User‘ account for each one and assign them a role in managing the estate (e.g. Viewer, Surveyor, Manager, Administrator, etc.). An extra annual subscription is required for each additional user.