Canadian Forest Service Publications
National Forest Information System: Enabling Frameworks to Monitor Canada’s Forests. 2003. Wrangler, E.; Morrison, R.; Low, B.; Quenet, R.V.; Wood, J. Pages 67-68 in Proceedings of the XII World Forestry Congress, September 21-28, 2003, Quebec, Canada. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy, Vol. B - Forests for the Planet, Co-published by Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, and the Government of Quebec.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 23851
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Due to their magnitude, Canada's forest lands play a major role in national and global forestry issues. National reporting of forest resource information requires integration of information and data from a variety of sources. The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers has partnered with the Canadian Forest Service, Canada's GeoConnections Program, and the Canadian geomatics industry to develop and implement a nationally distributed system, the National Forest Information System. The system is based on a web-enabled, distributed service architecture.
The vision of the National Forest Information System is to implement an information technology framework to facilitate the acquisition, integration, processing and dissemination of data/information from autonomous, distributed databases in support of analysing and reporting on matters relating to sustainable forest management in Canada.