Re: Atlas grid Size

To: Stephen Ambrose <>
Subject: Re: Atlas grid Size
From: Bob Howe <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 15:04:37 +0930 (CST)
Stephen and other Aussie atlasers:

        The ENORMOUS advantage of smaller atlas grid sizes is that they 
can easily be assigned within larger blocks, but of course the reverse is 
not true.  I really think that atlasers should be encouraged to conduct  
point counts or some other standard samples that can be connected to 
specific places or habitat blocks.  With the growing availability of GIS 
data on vegetation and other landscape features, such data would become 
extremely useful for conservation planning and population studies.
        I realize that few atlasers will be using GPS units and point 
samples aren't for everyone, but for those who are willing to put in the 
extra effort, the results could be unprecedented in scale, and the all 
of the data would fit into the more traditional atlas scheme.

                                        Bob Howe   

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