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Plot Hound

The best way to manage the cruising process for individuals and teams

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  • Set up, manage, and report on your timber cruises - all in one online platform

  • Plot Hound navigates to plots using your device's GPS

  • Record clean and consistent data using the Plot Hound mobile app

  • Effortlessly sync timber cruise data between the Plot Hound online platform and mobile app

  • Plot Hound is 100% free to use

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How It Works


Set up your cruise in the Plot Hound online platform

Establish stand boundaries by uploading a file or drawing by hand

Plot Hound asks for your specs, then lays out your plots and exports them to the mobile application


Complete your cruise quickly and easily with the Plot Hound mobile app

Navigate to each plot with your phone's built-in GPS and compass

Collect clean data with drop-down menus and instant validation


View, analyze, and export your cruise results in the Plot Hound online platform

Charts, graphs, and Excel exports make your data available however you want it

Ongoing cruise management is simple with progress reports, and plot reassignment across your team.

Frequently Asked Questions

The original Plot Hound

At the founding of NCX, Max and Zack worked tirelessly on what would eventually become CruiseBoost. As it still does today, CruiseBoost relied on ground measurements as the basis for all of its prediction and estimation processes. But back then, Zack was our cruising staff. Since he didn’t want to tally by day and input information into spreadsheets by night, Max's background in app development was put to work creating the handy little app that would become Plot Hound.

Zoey, Zack's dog and companion through school and NCX's early years, went along on all those cruising trips. She made it fun, barked to warn about snakes (and oddly, turtles) and was always there to nudge Zack when it was time to step away from the computer and take some time in the woods. She also happened to be a Plott Hound. So as the cruising app made its way into the hands of foresters across the country, it became clear the only name that made sense was “Plot Hound,” in honor of Zoey. A handy app for cruising named after a handy little cruising companion.

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