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User’s guide to SNAP for ArcGIS® :ArcGIS interface for scheduling and network analysis programAuthor(s): Woodam Chung; Dennis Dykstra; Fred Bower; Stephen O’Brien; Richard Abt; John and Sessions
Source: General Technical Report. PNW-GTR-847. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 34 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThis document introduces a computer software named SNAP for ArcGIS® , which has been developed to streamline scheduling and transportation planning for timber harvest areas. Using modern optimization techniques, it can be used to spatially schedule timber harvest with consideration of harvesting costs, multiple products, alternative destinations, and transportation systems. SNAP for ArcGIS attempts either to maximize a net present value or minimize discounted costs of harvesting and transportation over the planning horizon while meeting given harvest volume and acreage constraints. SNAP for ArcGIS works in the ArcGIS environment and provides an easy-to-use analytical tool for sophisticated spatial planning of timber harvest.
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CitationChung, Woodam; Dykstra, Dennis; Bower, Fred; O’Brien, Stephen; Abt, Richard; and Sessions, John. 2012. User’s guide to SNAP for ArcGIS® :ArcGIS interface for scheduling and network analysis program. General Technical Report. PNW-GTR-847. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 34 p.
KeywordsTimber harvest scheduling, transportation planning, spatial planning, optimization, heuristics
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