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Application of the Koch Profile Method in the Construction of Visibility Maps

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The principle of profile mapping was discovered long before it was used to locate visible areas from existing or potential forest observation stations. During the past decade several independent investigators have experimented with various techniques in an attempt to develop working methods that would combine rapidity with simplicity of application. Considerable work has been done in western National Forests, particularly by the California Forest and Range Experiment Station. 1 The author suggests a technique for applying the Koch profile method in the construction of visibility maps.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Pa. State college

Publication date: September 1, 1936

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