BIORAISE: a GIS Tool for Biomass Resources Assessment in Southern Europe

L.S. Esteban & J.E. Carrasco
BIORAISE is a computer GIS based tool specifically designed for the calculation of agricultural and forest biomass resources, collection and transportation costs around selected locations in the Mediterranean UE countries: Spain (except Canary Islands), Portugal, France, Italy and Greece. The leading principle governing the architecture of BIORAISE is the geo­referencing of the data. For this purpose, a common European database (Corine Land Cover) has been used as topological background. Forestry data have been obtained from...