The geodata may be printed and consulted for further analyses, provided the source is cited.
Mountain timber lines are significant markers of transition between Swiss landscapes types. They play an important role in the environmental assessment of land-use change, land abandonment, and climate research.
Swiss tree lines and forest lines were modelled using a GIS, based on high-resolution topographic data. A detailed description of the methods used was published under the title ’Swiss tree lines – a GIS-based approximation‘ (5MB) and is available as a download at Landscape Online.
Swiss Tree lines – a GIS-based Approximation