DIMA quick start; database for inventory, monitoring and assessment

TitleDIMA quick start; database for inventory, monitoring and assessment
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKarl J, Herrick JE, Courtright E
Pagination1-37
PublisherUSDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range
ARIS Log Number271515
AbstractThe Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA) is a highly-customized Microsoft Access database for collecting data electronically in the field and for organizing, storing and reporting those data for monitoring and assessment.  While DIMA can be used for any number of different monitoring data collection needs, it is particularly well suited to collecting data for the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy following the BLM Core Indicators and Methods.  It is much easier to use DIMA if you have a basic understanding of what data base being stored in it and how they are organized.
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