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appliedgrg/flm: Forest Line Mapper v1.2.0

Richard Zeng; Gus Queiroz; appliedgrg


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  "description": "<p><strong><a href=\"http://flm.bera-project.org/\">Forest Line Mapper (FLM)</a> 1.2.0</strong>\n<em>A tool for enhanced delineation and attribution of linear disturbances in forests</em></p>\n<p>Copyright \u00a9 2021 Applied Geospatial Research Group</p>\n<p><strong>Credits</strong>\nThis tool is part of the <a href=\"http://www.beraproject.org/\"><strong>Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment (BERA)</strong> Project</a>, and was developed by the <a href=\"https://www.appliedgrg.ca/\"><strong>Applied Geospatial Research Group</strong></a>.</p>\n<p><strong>Citation</strong>\nApplied Geospatial Research Group. (2021). <em>Forest Line Mapper: A tool for enhanced delineation and attribution of linear disturbances in forests</em> [Computer software]. Calgary, AB, Canada.</p>\n<p><strong>Purpose / Description</strong>\nFLM is a series of script tools for facilitating the high-resolution mapping and studying of forest lines via processing canopy height models (raster images where pixel-values represent the ground-height of vegetation).</p>\n<p><strong>Motivation</strong>\nGiven that the process of manually digitizing detailed small-scale (boreal) forest lines is slow and prone to human error, a semi-automated solution is preferred for large-scale application areas. Additionally, high-resolution CHMs allow for improved forest line spatial analysis.</p>\n<p><strong>Development History</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>December, 2021: V1.2.0 public release, beta test, and this online documentation by <strong>Richard Zeng</strong></li>\n<li>February, 2020: Beta public release, beta test, and this online documentation by <a href=\"https://www.linkedin.com/in/guslq/\"><strong>Gustavo Lopes Queiroz</strong></a>.</li>\n<li>November, 2019: Workflow overhaul (least cost corridor &amp; multiprocessing) by <a href=\"https://www.linkedin.com/in/guslq/\"><strong>Gustavo Lopes Queiroz</strong></a>.</li>\n<li>November, 2018: First version in Arcpy by <a href=\"https://www.linkedin.com/in/silvia-losada/\"><strong>Silvia Losada</strong></a>.</li>\n<li>May, 2018: Initial concept (least cost path with ArcGIS model builder) by <a href=\"https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cole-b3009551/\"><strong>Sarah Cole</strong></a> and <a href=\"https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerome-cranston-551058142/\"><strong>Jerome Cranston</strong></a>.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Changelogs</strong>\nThere are major changes to the tools:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>File based approach is switched to memeory based to speedup the processing</li>\n<li>ArcGIS Desktop is no longer supported. ArcGIS Pro is the only platform supported now.</li>\n<li>Added Pre-tagging and Vertex Optimization tools to automate data preparation.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Acknowledgments</strong>\nThis work is part of the Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment (BERA) project, and was supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Collaborative Research and Development Grant (CRDPJ 469943-14) in conjunction with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries, Cenovus Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada and Canadian Natural Resources.</p>\n<p><strong>License</strong>\nThis program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation.</p>\n<p>This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.</p>\n<p><strong>Contact</strong>\nContact the Applied Geospatial Research Group at appliedgrg@gmail.com</p>", 
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  "creator": [
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      "affiliation": "University of Calgary", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Richard Zeng"
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      "affiliation": "University of Calgary", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Gus Queiroz"
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  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/5780235", 
  "codeRepository": "https://github.com/appliedgrg/flm/tree/1.2.0", 
  "datePublished": "2021-12-14", 
  "version": "1.2.0", 
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5780235", 
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