From Plots to Pixels

Christopher Oswalt, Charles (Hobie) Perry, David Bell, Charles Werstak, and Barry Wilson, US Forest Service

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The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program, in continuous operation by the US Forest Service since 1930, collects data on over 355,000 public and private forest plots, in rural and urban spaces, across 9 times zones, from Guam to the Caribbean. Now deployed in the cloud with sophisticated GIS analysis tools, their database of 21 million trees has become a mission-critical tool for the agency.

Browse this gallery of StoryMaps, web mapping apps, Python notebooks, journal articles, or other digital resources supporting the science presented in this chapter of the Esri Press book GIS for Science: Maps for Saving the Planet, Volume 3.