American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Research on Forest Road Planning and Projecting by Inroads Software in Bolu Region of Turkey

Murat Demir and Tolga Ozturk

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2004.295.301

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 4

Pages 295-301


The computer software and hardware is extensively and effectively used especially in many countries of the world for the solution of complex problems. The facilities offered by the computer technology is used to great extend in forestry also as in numerous other areas. With this purpose, this research includes a study of forest road construction activities in Turkey, basic principles of planning forest roads, digital terrain models and forest road planning which were integrated in the applied sample at the Mengen district of Bolu in Turkey. Analysis of slope and aspects have been made by digitization of maps and InROADS SelectCAD Version 8.0 software. The road network and the transportation planning of forest have been done by using above mentioned and general facts.


© 2004 Murat Demir and Tolga Ozturk. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.