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Irina A. Zamkina

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University,
Bolshevistskaya str., 68, 430005, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia,
E-mail: vandaeva94@mail.ru

Sergey A. Teslenok

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University,
Bolshevistskaya str., 68, 430005, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia,
E-mail: teslserg@mail.ru

Kirill S. Teslenok

Limited Liability Company “Surskaya gorno-geologicheskaya kompaniya”,
Stepana Razina str., 17A, 430011, Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia,
E-mail: kirilltesl@mail.ru


The article presents the results of determining the boundaries of the Moksha and Sura catchment river basins within the Republic of Mordovia by means of geoinformation technologies, as well as counting the areas of river basins and forests within them and units of administrative division by automated geoinformation-cartographic analysis of a digital topographic map with a scale of 1 : 200,000.

According to the received updated data, the basins of the named rivers were distributed in the region as follows: 54.1 % of the territory was assigned to the basin of the river Moksha, and 45.9 %—to the basin of the river Surah. In absolute terms this amounted to 14.156 and 12.009 km², respectively.

In addition, refined data on the forest cover of the Moksha and Sura river basins was obtained and analyzed (40.85 and 20.76 %, respectively) and also for each administrative unit (varying from 5.9 % for the Romodanovsky district to 67.7 % for Zubovo-Polyansky) and the republic as a whole (31.6 %).

The analysis of the obtained data showed that the forest area obtained from cartographic materials as a result of cartometric works exceeds the official forest fund area in the vast majority of administrative units (the increase varies from 0.9 to 13.9 %), and in the whole in the republic (4.6 %).

The increase in the forest area can be explained by the abandonment and non-use of agricultural land, which is now overgrown with young forest. The noted slight decrease in forest area within a small part of the territory is associated with deforestation and the consequences of fires (mainly in 2010).


geographic information systems geoinformation-cartometric analysis, area, afgeographic information systems geoinformation-cartometric analysis, area, afforestation, river basin.


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For citation: Zamkina I.A., Teslenok S.A., Teslenok K.S. EVALUATION OF THE RESULTS OF GEOINFORMATION-KARTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE FOREST SQUARE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MORDOVIA Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2018;24(1):394–404 http://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2018-1-24-394-404