Category Archives: airborne LiDAR

Introductory Lidar FAQ

WWF-UK has compiled easy-to-read guidelines related to the practical use of LiDAR remote sensing in conservation and ecological research. The main argument behind creating these guidelines was that as vegetation and terrain structure has been known to determine habitat quality, … Continue reading

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Mapping Escape Routes

Researchers at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Utah are working together to utilize lidar to help firefighters plan escape routes from wildland fires. “What we’re doing is using lidar to map the most efficient routes to safety for … Continue reading

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Impact of Lidar Pulse Density on Estimating Biomass

Airborne lidar is well-suited for mapping many forest attributes, including aboveground biomass (AGB) stocks and changes in selective logging in tropical forests. However, trade-offs still exist between lidar pulse density and accuracy of AGB estimates. This team of researchers assessed … Continue reading

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Full Waveform Topo-Bathy Survey

A cutting edge full waveform topo-bathy survey is taking place in Sweden to better understand lake carbon cycling. The study is a part of an ongoing project aiming to establish a reference area in Sweden for detailed studies that can … Continue reading

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Spotted Owl Habitat

A classic problem for forest managers has been protecting the habitat for the spotted owl while reducing the fire potential of those forests. A recent lidar survey provided key insights, including tree height and canopy density on how to solve … Continue reading

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Free Lidar Video Series

Blue Marble Geographics recently recorded an eight-part video series that explores the extensive LiDAR processing functionality of Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module. Beginning with an introduction to the structure and characteristics of LiDAR data, each 30-40 minute video … Continue reading

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ILMF 2018 Call for Papers

The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 5-7, 2018, has announced a Call for Papers and invites interested parties to submit their abstracts by August 14, 2017. ILMF is a technical conference … Continue reading

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UAS Mapping Certification

The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced today they will host the launch of the first and only UAS Mapping Certification in the industry presented by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). ASPRS will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Understand Rockfalls

Thanks to Dr. Michael Olsen for this reference. Rockfalls and debris avalanches triggered by earthquakes quakes during the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand killed five people and caused an estimated US$400 million in damages. In total, about 200 … Continue reading

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3D Dublin, Ireland

According to Tech Crunch New York University has made available what they claim is the densest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). At 300 points per square meter the airborne laser … Continue reading

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