Canadian Forest Service Publications

Yukon RRAMS - An information retrieval system for renewable resource and management statistics. 1978. Lee, Y.J.; Hunt, D.; Honer, T.G. Fisheries and Environment Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-185.

Year: 1978

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3992

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

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Abstract

The Yukon Information Retrieval System, designed for use by various levels of decision-makers in the field of forestry and environmental management, allows for easy modification and addition of resource data input. It is capable of interactively retrieving, displaying and tabulating available resource data for a given location.

The resource data information inputs are based on a "cell" (grid) oriented system. The record for each "cell" contains data for a ΒΌ Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid (2500 ha), expressed in percentage or some other units. Current forest information is mainly based on a forest resource study by C.H. Gairns, the only up-to-date information for the Yukon Territory. Other data files, such as wildlife, land use, weather hydrology, etc., can also be implemented.

The computer package has been written entirely in FORTRAN IV on the Pacific Forest Research Centre (PFRC) PDP-11/45 inhouse computer running under the RSX-11D operating system. It can be accessed from remote computer terminals and can also be adapted to a more elaborate and expensive computer, if necessary.

With the facility for monitoring and updating data on changing management activities, this system provides the PFRC and The Canadian Forestry Service with efficient and up-to-date resource information for research and policy decision-making.