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    Author(s): Yasumasa Hirata; Mitsuo Matsumoto; Toshiro Iehara
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 13-17.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Japan has two independent forest inventory systems. One forest inventory is required by the forest planning system based on the Forest Law, in which forest registers and forest planning maps are prepared. The other system is a forest resource monitoring survey, in which systematic sampling is done at 4-km grid intervals. Here, we present these national forest inventory systems. High-resolution satellite data were examined to classify forest types with an object-oriented method for spatial extension of monitoring data. These results as well as other information, such as forest registers and forest planning maps, are accumulated in the National Forest Resources Database.

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    Hirata, Yasumasa; Matsumoto, Mitsuo; Iehara, Toshiro. 2009. Japanese national forest inventory and its spatial extension by remote sensing. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 13-17.

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