Efforts to reforest parts of the Kordofan Province of Sudan are receiving support from international development agencies. These efforts include planning and implementing reforestation activities that require the collection of natural resources and socioeconomic data, and the preparation of base maps. A combination of remote sensing, geographic information system and global positioning systems procedures are used in this study to meet these requirements.
Remote sensing techniques were used to provide base maps and to guide the compilation of vegetation resources maps. These techniques provided a rapid and efficient method for documenting available resources. Pocket‐sized global positioning system units were used to establish the location of field data collected for mapping and resource analysis. A microcomputer data management system tabulated and displayed the field data. The resulting system for data analysis, management, and planning has been adopted for the mapping and inventory of the Gum Belt of Sudan.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Procedures for woody vegetation surveys in the Kazgail rural council area, Kordofan, Sudan|
|Series title||Geocarto International|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
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