Application of GIS and GPS Tools in Qualification and Classification of a Lake’s Ecological Status
Piotr Dynowski1, Anna Źróbek-Sokolnik1, Hanna Ciecierska1, Jan Dziedzic1, Ryszard Piotrowicz2, Czesław Hołdyński1
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1Department of Botany and Nature Protection, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn,
Plac Łódzki 1, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
2Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,
Umultowska 89, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(2):639-645
The use of simple GIS and GPS techniques as tools supporting field data collection in the process of macrophyte-based assessment and classification of the ecological status of lakes is described in the paper. The ecological status of Lake Długie was determined with traditional water quality evaluation methods, including the “anchor” or “diving and GIS” method. Obtained results show simple GIS techniques for registering submerged plant communities supplemented with terrain investigations involving scuba diving, producing more accurate data than those acquired with traditional methods.
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