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Mapping Forest Plots: A Fast Triangulation Method for One Person Working Alone

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With two fixed target locations, the Sonin electronic measuring device enables stem mapping of forest plots and transects to be done efficiently by one person, or greatly accelerates team work. There is no cumulative mapping error within individual plots. Measurements are much faster than tape measuring and more accurate than bearing/range methods, and the equipment costs are very low. The procedures for data verification, conversion to Cartesian coordinates, and for standarization of interplot coordinates are presented. South. J. Appl. For. 18(3):133-136.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Botany, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1705

Publication date: 1994-08-01

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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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