FIAMODEL: A New Link for Geographic Analyses of Inventory Data

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Abstract:

The USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data are widely used throughout the United States for analyses of forest status and trends, landscape-level forest composition, and other forest characteristics. A new software product, FIAMODEL, is available for analyzing FIA data within the ArcView® (ESRI, Inc.) geographic information system. The software allows linkages with other natural resource information, such as watershed boundaries or soil maps, in a format widely used by natural resource organizations, which allows organizations to analyze FIA data in a spatial context with little new investment in hardware or training.

Keywords: GIS; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; geospatial technologies; inventory and analysis; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Professor School of Forestry and Wood Products, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931, ddreed@mtu.edu 2: Professor School of Forestry and Wood Products, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931 3: Assistant Research Scientist School of Forestry and Wood Products, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931 4: Forester USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, St. Paul, Minnesota

Publication date: June 1, 2001

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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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