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Preliminary Test Results of a Prototype of Criterion

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Abstract:

The accuracy of a prototype version of Criterion, a digital tree measurement and survey instrument, has been tested for diameter and height measurement. This paper discusses the test procedures, preliminary test results, and recent improvements that have been made on this instrument. Preliminary tests found that the instrument measured diameters accurately but was very inaccurate when used to measure heights of tall objects from a short distance. In addition, Criterion was very cumbersome to use when handheld. South. J. Appl. For. 19(2):65-71.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, 1720 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30367

Publication date: May 1, 1995

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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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