Una base de datos geográfica sobre recursos forestales: el inventario forestal de México

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ABSTRACT In the year 2000, the Mexican Secretariat of the Environment (SEMARNAP) put the Institute of Geography of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in charge of carrying out the first step of the National Forest Inventory of Mexico. The main objective of this study was the wall-to-wall mapping of land use/cover, which in turn can be used to support upon land use planning policies. For this, a classification scheme, compatible with previous systems of classification of the vegetation and which takes into account the limitations of remote sensing data analysis, was elaborated. More than 120 Landsat ETM + images were analysed in order to modify and update a previous land use/cover database. In this paper, the methodology followed, the mean results and products and some applications are described. Pages: 2799 - 2805

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