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To make the most of remotely sensed images and apply them in natural resource management, foresters and other land managers need computer software systems. The ultimate goal is to extract meaningful information from raw images and communicate it to support effective decisionmaking. The following description of the state-of-the-art capabilities available in selected contemporary software systems is a starting point, but readers should compare all available systems that perform a particular function. In many cases there exist low-cost or free alternatives, some of which are mentioned here.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 430 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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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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