Place of Small-Format Aerial Photography in Resource Surveys

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With continuing escalation of field verification costs in renewable resource surveys, users of conventional aerial survey techniques are experiencing difficulties in maintaining cost-effectiveness within existing budget constraints. Judicious use of small-format (35-mm or 70-mm) aerial photography can often reduce time and costs of field verification without sacrificing quantity or quality in the data gathered. Examples of its use either as a supplement to conventional large-format photography or as the primary data base source are presented.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

Publication date: January 1, 1982

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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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