Microcopying wildland maps for distribution and scanner digitizing by Elliot L. Amidon

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Published by Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Berkeley, Calif .

Written in English

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  • Computer graphics,
  • Digital computer simulation,
  • Wilderness areas -- California

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StatementElliot L. Amidon, E. Joyce Dye.
SeriesResearch paper PSW -- 114., Research paper PSW -- 114.
ContributionsDye, E. Joyce., Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)
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Pagination12 p. :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17815165M

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