Geometry and Geography

Peter L. Moore

This chapter is part of: Moore P. 2018. Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources

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One of the fundamental types of quantities that we use as natural resource scientists and professionals is a measure of distance or size. Whether we’re describing the board-feet of merchantable lumber in a ponderosa pine, the fork length of a trout, the size of a whitetail deer’s home range, or the storage capacity of a flood-control reservoir, we are concerned with spatial quantities that ultimately manifest from linear measurements in space. Much of this may feel familiar to you, but there are important messages to take home from working with both simple and compound spatial quantities that will serve you well in working with maps, photos, design plans, and other tools that professionals use.
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    Oct. 5, 2018 Iowa State University Digital Press 13