MAPPING

(GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS)


Northwest Forestry Services produces FOREST COVER type maps using ArcGIS software.  AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, LIDAR IMAGERY, TOPOGRAPHIC CONTOURS, LOCATIONAL DATA COLLECTED WITH A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (gps), AND OTHER AVAILABLE DATA ARE INPUT INTO THE SOFTWARE IN ORDER TO PRODUCE AN ACCURATE AND USEFUL PROPERTY MAP.  The resulting digital map then can be used to calculate and to visualize such features as acreage by cover type, average slope, age class distribution, and others.

download a sample map.

download a sample MAP OVERLAID ON AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH.

 
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