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Monday, October 17 • 4:15pm - 6:15pm
P11. (Poster Display) Creating accurate and quality maps of Torres del Paine National Park and Karukinka Park

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AUTHORS: Bruce Willett, Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) Punta Arenas, Chile 

ABSTRACT:  Creating accurate and quality maps of Torres del Paine National Park and KarukinkaPark on the island of Tierra del Fuego is important for the management, managetourism and providing funding for the Chilean Forest Service (CONAF) and theWildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This also supports the local economy in themany small local businesses near the parks. Good maps and data outside the parksreduces visitor usage inside the parks and provides more opportunities for localbusinesses. In addition the enhances geographic data allows visualizing landownership, land-cover, hydrography, infrastructure and imagery utilizing GIS is away for both local and regional government to properly manage these resources.Data is of varying quality throughout the region. Sections including northern Tierradel Fuego have been surveyed to define property boundaries, others may be basedon old surveys, fences, property descriptions, air photos, satellite imagery ormissing. Concerning land-cover – this is sometimes is misidentified. Streams orwater bodies can be miss-aligned, shaped or identified.And a good excuse for me to get out and map!
Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) Punta Arenas, Chile 

Monday October 17, 2016 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Ocean View Room