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    Author(s): Robert M. Russell; David A. Sharpnack; Elliot Amidon
    Date: 1975
    Source: Res. Pap. PSW-RP-107. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    WRIS (Wildland Resource Information System) is a computer system for processing, storing, retrieving, updating, and displaying geographic data. The polygon, representing a land area boundary, forms the building block of WRIS. Polygons form a map. Maps are digitized manually or by automatic scanning. Computer programs can extract and produce polygon maps and can overlay, plot, and store them, as well as aggregate acreages and print summaries. WRIS is functionally oriented toward timber management, but can be used for other types of resource activites.

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    Citation

    Russell, Robert M.; Sharpnack, David A.; Amidon, Elliot. 1975. WRIS: a resource information system for wildland management. Res. Pap. PSW-RP-107. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p

    Keywords

    timber management, wildland management, resource use planning, computer programs, map compilation, WRIS, management information systems

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