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Uporaba podatkov CORINE Land Cover informacijskega sistema o gozdovih na državni ravni

Author(s): Milan Hočevar | Andrej Kobler

Journal: Geodetski vestnik
ISSN 0351-0271

Volume: 45;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 353;
Date: 2001;
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Keywords: površina gozda | gozdnatost | gozdni rob | CORINE | daljinsko zaznavanje | Slovenija | forest area | forests abundance | forest border | remote sensing | Slovenia

Slovenian Forestry Institute was the partner coordinating the photointerpretation work in a consortium to prepare the CORINE Land Cover (CLC) database of Slovenia in the years 1996 – 1998. The CLC database was based on Landsat TM imagery from the years 1995 and 1996. A forest cover map in scale 1:100.000 and a national forest area estimate were derived from this database. Forest area in 1996 was 1.154.560 ha, but when considering also some other categories of forest land cover (shrubs, dwarf pine, forest fragments interspersed within agricultural land) it increased to 1.287.166 ha. The relevant percentages are 57,0 and 63,5. A special forest abundance map at the level of local neighborhood d = 1 km was also made to complement the synoptic forest area estimate with local forest abundance estimates. This map shows areas of dense, medium, and light forest cover in Slovenia. We found out that only 4,9 % of the national territory is further than 500 m from the nearest forest. Forest border as the contact zone between forest and open space has an important role in terms of biodiversity conservation. In Slovenia it is almost 35.000 km, long almost equaling the length of the Equator.
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