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    Author(s): Roger C. Lowe; Chris J. Cieszewski
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Six online applications developed for the interactive display of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data in which FIA database information and query results can be viewed as or selected from interactive geographic maps are compared. The programs evaluated are the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service?s online systems; a SAS server-based mapping system developed by the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Georgia (UGA); and three online applications developed at the D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources, UGA: HTML and Javabased ESRI ArcIMS applications, HTML-based hypermaps, and a prototype Macromedia Flash-based application. Our study compared the following features in these Web applications: application scope, data resolution, number of available layers, number of variables, reporting capabilities, user interaction capabilities, and user interaction timing.

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    Lowe , Roger C.; Cieszewski, Chris J. 2005. Comparison of Programs Used for FIA Inventory Information Dissemination and Spatial Representation. In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.

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