Forest inventory data was interpreted from color IR photography, transferred to base maps, and digitized for machine processing. The data was registered to geodetic coordinates providing the capability to perform several types of dimensional analysis. Processing data by this technique allowed: (1) Spatial or single variable analysis, (2) overlay or composite analysis (in combination with other variables), and (3) temporal analysis. Information derived from this procedure was input for a land management decision system used to construct a forest management plan for 25,000 acres in east Tennessee.

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