Small-format aerial photographic systems for the evaluation of forest resources in Latin America

  • E. Pernia Universidad de Los Andes
Keywords: Aerophotograpghic systems, small-format, forest evaluation, monitoring

Abstract

For several decades, 35 and 70 mm aerial photographic systems have been used in North America, Europe and other regions, for the acquisition of forest resources information on relatively small extension areas. On the contrary, in Latin America, where there is a lack of information about those resources, the small-format systems have recieved limited use. In part, this is situation is due to the scant knowledge that exists in the region about the potential these systems have and the ways of using them. The purpose of this article is to provide personnel and institutions involved in the evaluation and monitoring of forest resources with basic information and support references about the general characetristics, the integration of small-format aerial photographic systems, the planning and execution of missions of this type, the interpretation and restitution of 35 and 70 mm photographs, and applications in forestry.

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Published
1997-12-01
How to Cite
PerniaE. (1997). Small-format aerial photographic systems for the evaluation of forest resources in Latin America. Forest Systems, 6(1), 229-245. https://doi.org/10.5424/585
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Research Articles