Skip to Main Content
GIS applications to wilderness management: potential uses and limitationsAuthor(s): Peter Landres; David R. Spildie; Lloyd P. Queen
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-80. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Download Publication (610.24 KB)
DescriptionGeographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly being used in all areas of natural resource management. This paper first presents a brief primer on GIS, and then discusses potential applications of GIS to wilderness management in the areas of inventorying, monitoring, analysis, planning, and communication. Outlined are the limitations and pitfalls that could compromise the effectiveness of a wilderness GIS, and several suggestions are included for improving the chances of successfully using GIS in wilderness management.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationLandres, Peter; Spildie, David R.; Queen, Lloyd P. 2001. GIS applications to wilderness management: potential uses and limitations. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-80. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.
KeywordsGeographic Information Systems, GIS, remote sensing, wilderness, wilderness management, spatial data, geospatial data, monitoring
- Twentieth-century fire patterns in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area, Idaho/Montana, and the Gila/Aldo Leopold Wilderness Complex, New Mexico
- Mapping wilderness character in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
- Keeping it wild: Mapping wilderness character in the United States
XML: View XML