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Microcomputers: Their Potential for Foresters

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A conference at Purdue University in 1982 surveyed the potential of microcomputers in forestry. Inventory and management have been among the early applications, and many programs are available--including some for pest management decisions and for evaluating cable logging systems. Microcomputers are highly useful for word processing and, with limitations, for statistical analyses. They have good capacity for data storage and retrieval, can produce maps, and can be used to communicate between computer installations. Program development has been haphazard, but the need for standards and for compatibility is being recognized.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, North Central Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Publication date: 1983-06-01

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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.

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