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Research Paper

Title: WRIS: a resource information system for wildland management

Author: Russell, Robert M.; Sharpnack, David A.; Amidon, Elliot

Date: 1975

Source: Res. Pap. PSW-RP-107. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-107

Description: WRIS (Wildland Resource Information System) is a computer system for processing, storing, retrieving, updating, and displaying geographic data. The polygon, representing a land area boundary, forms the building block of WRIS. Polygons form a map. Maps are digitized manually or by automatic scanning. Computer programs can extract and produce polygon maps and can overlay, plot, and store them, as well as aggregate acreages and print summaries. WRIS is functionally oriented toward timber management, but can be used for other types of resource activites.

Key Words: timber management, wildland management, resource use planning, computer programs, map compilation, WRIS, management information systems

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Russell, Robert M.; Sharpnack, David A.; Amidon, Elliot  1975.  WRIS: a resource information system for wildland management  Res. Pap. PSW-RP-107. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

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