- Morin, Helen Stacy
University of Maine Graduate School
Forest management and inventory data collection depend greatly on aerial photography, especially where large tracts of land are involved. For cost savings and other pertinent reasons, it is advantageous to extract as much detail as possible from any particular set of photos. The ideal photography would be that from which general stand information as well as individual tree measurements can be made. Presently, medium scale photography is successfully used for broad covertyping purposes, but does not always provide accurate individual tree measurements.