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    Author(s): Steven E. Taylor; Timothy P. McDonald; Matthew W. Veal; Ton E. Grift
    Date: 2001
    Source: First International Precision Forestry Symposium
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    This paper reviews recent research and operational applications of using GPS as a tool to help monitor the locations, travel patterns, performance, and productivity of forest machines. The accuracy of dynamic GPS data collected on forest machines under different levels of forest canopy is reviewed first. Then, the paper focuses on the use of GPS for monitoring forest harvesting and site preparation equipment. Finally, the paper discusses future trends in precision forestry for intensive forest operations.

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    Taylor, Steven E.; McDonald, Timothy P.; Veal, Matthew W.; Grift, Ton E. 2001. Using GPS to evaluate productivity and performance of forest machine systems. First International Precision Forestry Symposium

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