Towards an information system for forestry

Katsch C. ; Bredenkamp B.V. (1997)


Management of information as a production factor is imperative in modern forestry practice. However, development of individual application programmes has resulted in systems which cannot be integrated without excessive effort and expense. It is shown that the route to an integrated information system can be difficult due to the relatively abstract procedure which is required, but a feasible compromise is possible through a multi-phased process-oriented model. As forestry data are exceptionally diverse, the development of information models for the industry must be an integral part of forest research and practice.

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