Assistant Professor of Geomatics
Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department
Oregon State University
Aerial Information Systems Laboratory
Oregon State University
Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory (ERSAL)
Oregon State University
OSU AUVSI Student Chapter
OSU ASPRS Student Chapter
Peavy Instrument Room Manager
Oregon State University
Professional Engineer: Oregon
Professional Land Surveyor: Oregon
Water Right Examiner: Oregon
Research Interests Books Journal Articles Conference Proceedings
Projects GIS Workshops Teaching Software
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Land Cover Change
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Land Surveying and Geodesy
Visualization and Visibility Analysis
Crime Mapping and Analysis
Geographic Information Science
Digital Measurement Tools for Natural Resource Applications
Publications by Michael G. Wing
Wing, M.G. and P. Bettinger. 2008. Geographic information systems: Applications in natural resource management. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 272 pp.
Sessions, J., K. Boston, G. Murphy, M.G. Wing, L. Kellogg, S. Pilkerton, J.C. Zweede, and R. Heinrich. 2007. Harvesting operations in the Tropics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 170 pp.
Sessions, J., K. Boston, M.G. Wing, A.E. Akay, P. Theisen, and R. Heinrich. 2007. Road operations in the Tropics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 170 pp.
Bettinger, P. and M.G. Wing. 2004. Geographic information systems: Applications in forestry and natural resource management. McGraw-Hill, New York. 256 pp.
50. Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. In press. LiDAR elevation and DEM errors in forested settings. Modern Applied Science.
49. Sarr, D.A., E. Dinger, S. Shafer, A. Duff, J. Alexander, N. Seavy, and M.G. Wing. In press. Comparing ecoregional classifications for natural areas management in the Klamath Region, U.S.A. Natural Areas Journal.
48. Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, S. Johnson, A. Akay, and J. Sessions. 2014. A low-cost unmanned aerial system for remote sensing of forested landscapes. International Journal of Remote Sensing 4(3): 113-120. doi: 10.14355/ijrsa.2014.0403.01.
47. Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, and J. Sessions. 2014. Remote sensing and unmanned aerial system technology for monitoring and quantifying forest fire impacts. International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications 4(1): 18-35.
46. Craven, M. and M.G. Wing. 2014. Applying airborne LiDAR for forested road geomatics. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 29(2): 174-182.
45. Frank, J. and M.G. Wing. 2014. Balancing horizontal accuracy and data collection efficiency with mapping-grade GPS receivers. Forestry
44. Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2014. Estimating sediment reduction cost for low-volume forest roads using a LiDAR-derived high-resolution DEM. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering 9(1): 52-57.
43. Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, J. Sessions, J. Brungardt, V. Cordell, D. Dobler, and D. Wilson. 2013. Eyes in the sky: Remote sensing technology development using small unmanned aircraft systems. Journal of Forestry 111(5): 341-347.
42. Frank, J. and M.G. Wing. 2013. Differential GPS effectiveness in measuring area and perimeter in forested settings. Measurement Science and Technology 24(10): 105801.
41. Wing, M.G., M. Craven, J. Sessions, & J. Wimer. 2013. LiDAR-derived DEM and raw height comparisons along profile corridor gradients within a forest. Journal of Geographic Information System 5(2): 109-116.
40. Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. 2012. Tree location measurement accuracy with a mapping-grade GPS receiver under forest canopy. Forest Science 58(6):567-576.
39. Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, F. Sivrikaya, and D. Sakar. 2012. A GIS-based decision support system to determine the shortest and safest route to forest fires: A case study in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184:1391-1407.
38. Albers, H.J, A. W. Ando, M. Bu, and M.G. Wing. 2012. Road-network agglomeration, road density, and protected-area fragmentation. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 5(3): 137-150.
37. Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2012. Estimating structural properties of riparian forests with GIS and airborne LiDAR data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(22):7010-7023.
36. Wing, M.G. and D. Godwin. 2011. SWAMP GIS: A spatial decision support system for predicting and treating stormwater runoff. Journal of Spatial Hydrology 11(2):21-32.
35. Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. 2011. Airborne LiDAR for individual tree stem location, height, and biomass measurements. Remote Sensing 3(11):2494-2528.
34. Wing, M.G. and J. Frank. 2011. Vertical measurement accuracy and reliability of mapping-grade GPS receivers. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 78(2):188-194.
33. Wing, M.G. 2011. Measurement differences resulting from analyzing natural resource spatial databases referenced to multiple map coordinate systems. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural Resource Sciences 3(2):53-63.
32. Wing, M.G, and J. Frank. 2011. An examination of five identical mapping-grade GPS receivers in two forest settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(3):119-125.
31. Simwanda, M., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2011. Evaluating Global Positioning System accuracy for forest biomass transportation tracking within varying forest canopy. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(4):165-173.
30. Wing, M.G. 2011. Consumer-grade GPS receiver measurement accuracy in varying forest conditions. Research Journal of Forestry 5(2):78-88.
29. Wing, M.G., A. Eklund, J. Sessions. 2010. Applying LiDAR technology for tree measurements in burned landscapes. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19:104-114.
28. Sessions, J., J. Wimer, F. Costales, and M.G. Wing. 2010. Engineering considerations in road assessment for biomass operations in steep terrain. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25(3):144-153.
27. Wing, M.G. 2009. Consumer-grade GPS performance in an urban forest setting. Journal of Forestry 107(6):307-312.
26. Eklund, A., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2009. Evaluating economic and wildlife habitat considerations for snag retention policies in burned landscapes. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 24(2): 67-75.
25. Wing, M.G. 2008. Keeping pace with GPS technology in the forest. Journal of Forestry 106(6): 332-338.
24. Wing, M.G., A. Eklund, J. Sessions, and R. Karsky. 2008. Horizontal measurement performance of five mapping-grade GPS receiver configurations in several forested settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23(3):166-171.
23. Wing, M.G. 2008. Consumer-grade GPS receiver performance. Journal of Forestry. 106(4): 185-190.
22. Wing, M.G. and J.F. Tynon. 2008. Revisiting the spatial analysis of crime in National Forests. Journal of Forestry 106(2):91-99.
21. Wing, M.G. and A. Eklund. 2008. Vertical measurement accuracy of mapping-grade GPS receivers in three forest settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23(2):83-88.
20. Wing, M.G. and J. Sessions. 2007. Geospatial technology education. Journal of Forestry 105(4): 173-178.
19. Wing, M.G., Edwardsen, K., McNair, M., Miles, E., Wilson, K., & Sessions, J. 2007. Developing a sustainable water-delivery system in rural El Salvador. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 3(1):72-78.
18. Wing, M.G. and A. Eklund. 2007. Elevation measurement capabilities of consumer-grade global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Journal of Forestry 105(2):91-94.
17. Burney, O., M.G. Wing, and R. Rose. 2007. Microsite influences on variability in Douglas-fir seedling development. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(3):156-162.
16. Wing, M.G. and A. Eklund. 2007. Performance comparison of a low-cost mapping grade global positioning systems (GPS) receiver and consumer grade GPS receiver under dense forest canopy. Journal of Forestry 105(1):9-14.
15. Wing, M.G. and J.F. Tynon. 2006. Crime mapping and spatial analysis in National Forests. Journal of Forestry 104(6):293-298.
14. Wing, M.G. and R. Karsky. 2006. Standard and real-time accuracy and reliability of a mapping-grade GPS in a coniferous western Oregon forest. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 21(4):222-227.
13. Fredericks, B. and M.G. Wing. 2006. Traverse XL: An EXCEL-based program for entering, displaying, and analyzing spatial measurement data. Surveying and Land Information Science 66(1):65-72.
12. Coulter, E.D., J. Sessions, and M.G. Wing. 2006. Scheduling forest road maintenance using the analytic hierarchy process and heuristics. Silva Fennica 40(1):143-160.
11. Wing, M.G., A. Eklund, and L.D. Kellogg. 2005. Consumer grade global positioning system (GPS) accuracy and reliability. Journal of Forestry 103(4):169-173.
10. Murphy, G. and M.G. Wing. 2005. Road sediment yields from dispersed versus clustered forest harvesting activity. International Journal of Forest Engineering 16(2):65-72.
9. Kiser, J., D. Solmie, L. Kellogg, and M.G. Wing. 2005. Efficiencies of traditional and digital measurement technologies for forest operations. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 20(2):138-143.
8. Wing, M.G. and L. D. Kellogg. 2004. Locating and mobile mapping techniques for forestry applications. Geographic Information Sciences 10(2):175-182.
7. Wing, M.G., D. Solmie, and L. Kellogg. 2004. Comparing digital range finders for forestry applications. Journal of Forestry 102(4):16-20.
6. Wing, M.G. and P. Bettinger. 2003. GIS: An updated primer on a powerful management tool. Journal of Forestry 101(4):4-8.
5. Appt, J. S., A. E. Skaugset, M. R. Pyles, and M.G. Wing. 2003. Discriminating between landslide sites and potentially unstable terrain using topographic variables. Hydrological Science and Technology Journal 19(1-4):363-374.
4. Wing, M.G., and A. Skaugset. 2002. Relationships of channel characteristics, land ownership, and land use patterns to large woody debris in western Oregon streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59:796-807.
3. Wing, M.G. and R. Johnson. 2001. Quantifying forest visibility with spatial data. Environmental Management 27(3):411-420.
2. Wing, M., R. Keim and A. Skaugset. 1999. Applying geostatistics to quantify distributions of large woody debris in streams. Computers and Geosciences 25:801-807.
1. Wing, M. and B. Shelby. 1999. Using GIS to integrate information on forest recreation. Journal of Forestry 97(1):12-16.
Wing, M.G. 2006. Mapping grade GPS accuracy and precision. In Proceedings of the Field Data in Forestry Conference, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Albany, Oregon, January 19-20, 2006, p. 3-6.
Wing, M.G. and L.D. Kellogg. 2004. Digital data collection and analysis techniques for forestry applications. In Proceedings of the12th International Conference on Geoinformatics, University of Gävle, Sweden, June 7 2004, p. 77-83.
Coulter, E., J. Sessions, and M.G. Wing. 2003. An exploration of the analytic hierarchy process and its potential for use in forest engineering. In Proceedings of the Council of Forest Engineering Annual Meeting. University of Maine, Orono, September 7-10.
Solmie, D., L. Kellogg, J. Kiser, and M.G. Wing. 2003. Comparing strategies to complete corridor layout. In Proceedings of the Council of Forest Engineering Annual Meeting. University of Maine, Orono, September 7-10.
Wing, M.G., J. Sessions, and E. Coulter. 2003. Preliminary investigation of digital elevation model resolution for transportation routing in forested landscapes. In Proceedings of the Precision Forestry Symposium. University of Washington, Seattle, June 15-18. p. 137-141.
Solmie, D., L. Kellogg, M.G. Wing, and J. Kiser. 2003. Comparison of techniques for measuring forested areas. In Proceedings of the Precision Forestry Symposium. University of Washington, Seattle, June 15-18. p. 143-148.
Wing, M.G., E. D. Coulter, and J. Sessions. 2001. Developing a decision support system to improve transportation planning in landslide prone terrain. In Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 11th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington and International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Seattle, December 10-11 WA. p. 56-60.
Coulter, E., M. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2001. Developing a decision support system to improve transportation planning in landslide prone terrain. In Proceedings of the SAF annual meeting, September 10-12, Denver, CO. p. 168-173.
Wing, M.G. and L. Kellogg. 2001. Using a laser rangefinder to assist harvest planning. In Proceedings: First International Symposium on Precision Forestry. Seattle, Washington, June 18-19. p. 147-150.
Wing, M.G. 2001. GIS education and forestry. In Proceedings: GIS 2001. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 19-22.
Wing, M.G. 2000. Landslide and debris flow influences on aquatic habitat conditions. In Proceedings 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4): Problems, Prospects and Research Needs. Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2-8, 2000. http://www.colorado.edu/research/cires/banff/pubpapers/35/.
The Virtual Forest Landscape
OSU courses (Click on the links below to visit class WWW sites):
FE 102. Forest
Engineering Problem Solving and Technology.
FE 308. Forest Surveying.
FE 310. Forest Route Surveying.
FE 357. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications.
FOR 421/521. Spatial Analysis of Forested Landscapes.
FE 422/522. Forest Geomatics.
I have taught over 40 GIS and GPS 2-3 day workshops through the extended education program at OSU's College of Forestry over the past six years. These workshops are designed for working professionals who want to learn, reinforce, or improve their GIS and GPS working knowledge. I have developed detailed course notebooks for all workshops I teach that will likely become an important reference for your continued GIS work after the workshop. Current offerings include introductory and advanced GIS Applications in Natural Resources with ArcGIS. Follow the link below to learn more about the workshops and for registration information.
GIS and GPS workshop information
Fredericks, B. and M.G. Wing. 2006. Traverse XL: An EXCEL-based program for entering, displaying, and analyzing spatial measurement data. Surveying and Land Information Science 66(1):65-72.
We've developed a map of Oregon that identifies the reference numbers associated with USGS quadrangles. Please follow the link below if you're interested.
Oregon Clickable Image maps.
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