Abstract

The distribution of peatland as a percentage of land area and the distribution of open and treed peatlands as percentages of peatland area have been determined for the Province of New Brunswick, For this work, aerial photographs, a dot planimeter, a mirror stereoscope and a computerized mapping procedure, SYMAP, in conjunction with the University of New Brunswick IBM system/360 computer were used. The results have been displayed in the form of symbolized computer printout maps (SYMAP) showing the distribution of peatland in New Brunswick. About 10% (about 700 000 ha) of the land area of New Brunswick is covered by peatland.

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