Category Archives: Forestry

Finnish Forests to be Completely Mapped in 3D

In May, the extent of data on privately-owned forest stands surpassed the 10 million-hectare mark. Continue reading

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Comparing Single Tree Detection Methods

The study provides new insight regarding the potential and limits of tree detectio Continue reading

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Coloring the Points

After classification, useful information on these different vegetation strata can be extracted, making it easier to interpret vegetation information hidden in the point clouds. Continue reading

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Adjusting Canopy Height for Slope

n treetop detection, a highest crown return located in the downhill part may prove to be a “false” local maximum that is distant from the true treetop.” Continue reading

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Mapping Forests’ Carbon

laser technology that is flown over the tropics to measure how much carbon is trapped in the forests, and where deforestation, illegal logging and mining activities are releasing it. Continue reading

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Where to Trim Trees?

We could measure this entire area without even looking at it or taking a picture if we just drive the LiDAR system Continue reading

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Weighing Trees with Lidar

The study authors believe it could be used in monitoring carbon stocks for climate policy. Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Determine Forest Biomass

This is an important overview of the research being done by Kim Calderwood in Australia to determine the biomass of trees using 3D laser scanning. Continue reading

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NASA GEDI Lidar

In this case the goal is to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests. Continue reading

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Using Laser Scanning in Forest Fire Forensics

Although the reporters are a little confused about the technology it once again points to the increasing use of 3D laser scanning in forensics. Continue reading

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