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Electronic Technology Speeds Forest Survey

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Electronic data recorders have been successfully applied in field activities of the continuous forest survey. A new data-entry system minimizes the transition trained cruisers must make from tally sheets to digital entry. Telecommunications, data capture, and subsequent processing are reliable and efficient. Keypunching costs, time requirements, and associated errors are eliminated. The recorders are light, compact, and can communicate with a variety of computer hardware.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Computer Programmer, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Renewable Resources Evaluation Research Unit, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication date: August 1, 1980

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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