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Mapping Martinique's forests and other natural lands for land planning and developmentAuthor(s): Remi Teissier du Cros; Claude Vidal
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. 31-38.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionThe Regional Council of Martinique has chosen the French national forest inventory to realize Martinique's forest and other natural lands map. The project is divided into the three following steps: (1) nomenclature proposal and study area delineation; (2) mapping of the vegetation based on 2005 airborne orthophotographs, Geographic Information System-based slope and accessibility analysis maps, and a land cover change map based on the comparison of 2004 and 1951 airborne covers; crossed maps will be produced to show areas that can potentially be developed for agriculture, forestry, or land protection; (3) and presentation of the results.
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Citationdu Cros, Remi Teissier; Vidal, Claude. 2009. Mapping Martinique''s forests and other natural lands for land planning and development. 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. 31-38.
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