Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 47–51 | Cite as

Development of component geographic information systems applying in forest resources management

  • Qi Hong
  • Yu Su-fang
  • Fan Wen-yi


The history, current situation, and development trend of GIS (Geographic Information System) applied in the forest resources management were discussed in this paper. On the basis of geographic spatial characteristics of forest resources data, a component geographic information system (ComGIS) was developed for forest resources management. The system embeds a GIS ActiveX control MapObjects (Inc. ESRI) on Visual C++ platform. System design, data organization and achieving way were studied and expatiated by taking Xigangzi Forestry Centre as study object. The system has many useful functions„ such as adding and display of various map layers, zoom of map by wheeling mouse, attribute and spatial data querying, map auto roaming, features rendering based on the spatial trait of data, label controlling through attribute data band with vector graph, as well as output of ‘Column chart’ for showing the result of statistics. At the same time, parts of source codes are attached.


GIS ComGIS Forest resources management MapObjects Visual C++ 

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P208 S771 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forestry collegeNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinP. R. China

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