Integrating Data and Information for Effective Forest Management

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Abstract:

Effective and increased use of remote sensing data in forestry is likely to occur if appropriate procedures are developed to incorporate remote sensing data into operational systems. Central to this goal is the use of all available relevant information and resources: combining remote sensing with field measurements and ancillary information and, when appropriate, developing procedures that combine different types of remote sensing. When developing an integrated procedure, it is useful to combine data types so that their respective advantages and disadvantages complement one another and produce new information that is either unique or more cost-effective than the alternatives.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Scientist, Veridian-ERIM International, Inc., and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor

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.
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