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    Author(s): Pat Terletzky; Tracey Frescino
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 249-252
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    We examined two software packages to determine their feasibility of implementing spatially explicit, forest resource models that integrate Forest Inventory and Analysis data (FIA). ARCINFO and Interactive Data Language (IDL) were examined for their input requirements, speed of processing, storage requirements, and flexibility of implementing. Implementations of two models was compared across three mapping extents in the two software packages. IDL completed the models in approximately half the time that ARCINFO did and required less memory.

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    Terletzky, Pat; Frescino, Tracey 2005. Integrating Spatial Components into FIA Models of Forest Resources: Some Technical Aspects. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 249-252

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