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Aerial Forest Mapping

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Many foresters have been intrigued by the possibilities of the airplane and aerial camera for making forest surveys and maps. The author, trained as a forester in America and Europe, has had much experience in developing the application of these new tools to forest work. He gives here his estimate of the possibilities and worth of aerial surveys. Particular advantages emphasized are high relative accuracy, speed in obtaining final results, and a 100 per cent coverage of the timbered area.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southwestern Manager, Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc., Dallas, Tex.

Publication date: March 1, 1932

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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