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Sensors 2009, 9(3), 1644-1661; doi:10.3390/s90301644
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Data Base Design with GIS in Ecosystem Based Multiple Use Forest Management in Artvin, Turkey: A Case Study in Balcı Forest Management Planning Unit

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Received: 11 December 2008; in revised form: 25 February 2009 / Accepted: 2 March 2009 / Published: 10 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns and Processes)
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Abstract: In Turkey, the understanding of planning focused on timber production has given its place on Multiple Use Management (MUM). Because the whole infrastructure of forestry with inventory system leading the way depends on timber production, some cases of bottle neck are expected during the transition period. Database design, probably the most important stage during the transition to MUM, together with the digital basic maps making up the basis of this infrastructure constitute the main point of this article. Firstly, the forest management philosophy of Turkey in the past was shortly touched upon in the article. Ecosystem Based Multiple Use Forest Management (EBMUFM) approaches was briefly introduced. The second stage of the process of EBMUFM, database design was described by examining the classical planning infrastructure and the coverage to be produced and consumed were suggested in the form of lists. At the application stage, two different geographical databases were established with GIS in Balcı Planning Unit of the years 1984 and 2006. Following that the related basic maps are produced. Timely diversity of the planning unit of 20 years is put forward comparatively with regard to the stand parameters such as tree types, age class, development stage, canopy closure, mixture, volume and increment.
Keywords: ecosystem based multiple use forest management planning; geographic information systems; database; and land cover change ecosystem based multiple use forest management planning; geographic information systems; database; and land cover change
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Yolasığmaz, H.A.; Keleş, S. Data Base Design with GIS in Ecosystem Based Multiple Use Forest Management in Artvin, Turkey: A Case Study in Balcı Forest Management Planning Unit. Sensors 2009, 9, 1644-1661.

AMA Style

Yolasığmaz HA, Keleş S. Data Base Design with GIS in Ecosystem Based Multiple Use Forest Management in Artvin, Turkey: A Case Study in Balcı Forest Management Planning Unit. Sensors. 2009; 9(3):1644-1661.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yolasığmaz, Hacı Ahmet; Keleş, Sedat. 2009. "Data Base Design with GIS in Ecosystem Based Multiple Use Forest Management in Artvin, Turkey: A Case Study in Balcı Forest Management Planning Unit." Sensors 9, no. 3: 1644-1661.



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