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dc.contributor.authorHassouna, Khaled M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:49Z
dc.date.issued1997-03-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-3151793973981en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37165
dc.description.abstractGeographic information systems ( GIS ) are an effective tool for land management. By studying the land formations and land cover of a site, much information about the tree and animal species inhabiting a site can be estimated. The managers of public or private lands may find the concept of a multi-layer analysis of their land useful in discriminating locations based on their many characteristics. I created a database of a small area with no previously specified objective. I produced a group of map layers emphasizing the methodology and the ability of making any number of overlays or combinations of layers. I estimated the time and cost involved in producing these layers. I produced layers of: elevation, slope, aspect, watershed-depression, watershed-flow direction, watershed-streams, and roads. I created a group of categorized data layers: elevation, slope, aspect, erosive slope, watershed-flow accumulation, buffered roads, and buffered streams. I made some combinations of different layers explaining the potential uses of such combination. I used the work of my graduate colleagues to illustrate the importance of such work when combined in natural resources management. Combinations were made of: forest cover, average temperature, solar radiation, and slope position.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMFGIS.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectnatural resource managementen_US
dc.subjectmapsen_US
dc.subjectVirginiaen_US
dc.titleDeveloping a Natural Resource Database for Geographic Information Systemen_US
dc.typeMaster’s projecten_US
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Forestryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Forestryen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCross, Gerald H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-3151793973981/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairOderwald, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairGiles, Robert H. Jr.en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-07-13en_US
dc.date.rdate1997-03-13
dc.date.adate1997-03-13en_US


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