Metla Project 3343

Forest inventory and estimation methods for management planning

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Duration: 2002-2007   Keywords: digital aerial photos, forest inventory, forest planning, models, taper curve models


Segmentation of a digital aerial images and collection of field data by segments was tested. Methodology based on utilisation of field computer and GPS equipment was developed to support the collection of field data.

A pilot study on continuous updating of forest resource data for forest planning (in private forest) was started. Preliminary results indicate that the data bases of Forest Centers and Forest Owners Associations contain relevant data that can be utilised in effective updating. Up to 79 % of the operations (cuttings, nursing of seedling stands, etc.) can be found in the data bases.

Project leader: Korhonen, Kari Tapani
The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Office, PL 68, FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 532 3030

Other researchers: Haara, Arto (2003,2006), Hyvönen, Pekka, JO (2003-08), Laiho, Juha (2004), Mehtätalo, Lauri (2004-05), Nuutinen, Tuula, JO (2003)

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