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    Author(s): Brian Cooke; Elizabeth FreemanGretchen MoisenTracey Frescino
    Date: 2017
    Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 26. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.
    Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Scientists and statisticians working for the Rocky Mountain Research Station have created a software package that simplifies and automates many of the processes needed for converting models into maps. This software package, called ModelMap, has helped a variety of specialists and land managers to quickly convert data into easily understood graphical images. The software package also includes methods to test for accuracy. A true product of the information age, ModelMap combines many existing programming tool packages to streamline creation of sophisticated models from diverse data sources, ranging from field visits to satellite information gathered over the past several decades. ModelMap use cases have ranged from forest cover and biomass to invasive plants and endangered species habitat. ModelMap can be installed from within the basic R platform or from within R Studio. Additional information can be found at https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ModelMap/index.html.

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    Citation

    Cooke, Brian; Freeman, Elizabeth; Moisen, Gretchen; Frescino,Tracey. 2017. Painting a picture across the landscape with ModelMap. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 26. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

    Keywords

    ModelMap, Forest Inventory and Analysis, modeling, R programming, management

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