Forest Information System by Tesselle (SIFORT)

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The forest information system by tesselle (SIFORT) is a system that has been created to meet various needs for analysis and knowledge of Quebec territory. SIFORT is a database composed of polygonal units of 15 seconds (latitude) by 15 seconds (longitude), with an average area of approximately 14 hectares. Tesselle information is obtained by attributing forest data to the tesserum centroid. Thus, for each of the tesseras, information such as cover type, original disturbance type, year of disturbance, gasoline, density, etc. This system integrates forest information from the various forest inventories (first, second, third, fourth and fifth inventories, where available) and offersadvantage of creating a fixed analysis grid in space. In order to relate the forest composition of the territory to various natural disturbances (e.g. fire and insects) and forest interventions, SIFORT allows to feed various statistical and temporal studies and analyses aimed at ensuring sustainable management of Quebec's forest territory.This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).

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