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SIGHTLINE, PERSPECTIVE PLOT, SCOPE--Three Desktop Computer Programs for Forest Landscape Design

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Abstract:

SIGHTLINE, PERSPECTIVE PLOT, and SCOPE are new computer programs to assist the forest manager in predicting the visual consequences of timber harvest. Developed by the U.S. Forest Service for use on desktop computer systems, they can depict (1) terrain and timber stands from a viewpoint, (2) clearcut harvest blocks and ridgelines in true perspective from a viewpoint, and (3) partially cut harvest blocks and associated features in true perspective from a viewpoint.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest engineer with the USDA Forest Service's Region 6 Logging Systems Group, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: January 1, 1979

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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.
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