Average by-county fur harvest for the last nine harvest seasons (1977-1985) was used as data points to be interpolated using nearest neighbor algorithms in computer-assisted trend analyses. COMPLOT maps were produced which represented a surface of harvest densities drawn over a map of Arkansas. Twelve furbearer species are examined, and "topographic" features of harvest density for each are interpreted in terms of ecology and/or buyer distribution. The trend surface technique removed some of the error inherent to harvest records, and produced an aesthetic graphical display of the information that was more easily interpreted and explained than other methods of analysis usually allow.
Tumlison, C. Renn; Trail, Mark; and McDaniel, V. Rick
"Cartographic Trend Analysis of Furbearer Harvest Distributions in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 41
, Article 23.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol41/iss1/23