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Semi-Automated Mapping System (SAMS) for Resource Mapping and Data Management

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Computer assistance can facilitate the construction of maps and the storage of map data used in the development and maintenance of a forest inventory. In a system being activated in Saskatchewan, Canada, map production, and establishment and maintenance of a resource information base for large areas, are expected to be achieved by combining aerotriangulation from low and high aerial photography with a sophisticated geographic data-base system. The data management requirements are area size measurement, updating, derivation of new maps, corridor analysis, generation of circles or grid cells, reclassification, merging or dissolving of forest type lines, scale change, and overlaying the data base.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester in the Inventory Section, Forestry Branch, Department of Tourism and Renewable Resources, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

Publication date: 1982-04-01

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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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