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    Author(s): H. Gyde Lund; Charles E. Thomas; Robert G. Bailey; James E. Brickell; William H. Clerke; Robert S. Cunningham; Raymond L. Czaplewski; Susan J. DeLost; Fran Evanisko; Harold R. Greenlee; Paul Howard; Randy Moore; Jerry F. Ragus; Brian M. Spears; Wayne Valentine
    Date: 1995
    Source: Gen. Tech. Report WO-GTR-62. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 168 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    This primer provides resource inventory specialists with information on how to evaluate existing natural resource information and how to use it in preparing new resource inventortes. Subjects covered indude determining information needs, finding existing lnformation, determining its utility, evaluating Its suitability and quality, and incorporating It into new geographic information systems.

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    Lund, H. Gyde; Thomas, Charles E.; Bailey, Robert G.; Brickell, James E.; Clerke, William H.; Cunningham, Robert S.; Czaplewski, Raymond L.; DeLost, Susan J.; Evanisko, Fran; Greenlee, Harold R.; Howard, Paul; Moore, Randy; Ragus, Jerry F.; Spears, Brian M.; Valentine, Wayne. 1995. A primer on evaluation and use of natural resource information for corporate data bases. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-GTR-62. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 168 p.

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    corporate data bases, geographic information systems, resource inventories, Inventory reports, spatial data bases, nonspatial data bases, maps, overlays. remote sensing, aerial photos, aerial imagery, information sources, data utility, data suitability, data quality, data conversion, data updating

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