Forest management applications: Forest Service experiences with GPS
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): L. R. Kruczynski; A. Jasumback
Publication Year: 1993

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • GIS - geographic information system
  • GPS - global positioning system
  • land management
  • photography
  • remote sensing
  • roads
  • US Forest Service
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Record Last Modified: October 12, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34634
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8880
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) has provided the USDA Forest Service with an accurate, portable, and easily operated position-fixing system for land management tasks such as locating timber cruise plots, sales boundaries, roads, and trails as well as mapping sites. The Forest Service examples discussed in this article demonstrate how an organization can approach the challenges and reap the benefits of implementing new technologies such as GPS and GIS. © Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Kruczynski, L. R., and A. Jasumback. 1993. Forest management applications: Forest Service experiences with GPS. Journal of Forestry, v. 91, no. 8, p. 20-22, 24.