Category Archives: Forestry

Lidar, CCD and Hyperspectral

This paper describes the design, implementation and performance of a novel airborne system, which integrates commercial waveform LiDAR, CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) camera and hyperspectral sensors into a common platform system. CAF’s (The Chinese Academy of Forestry) LiCHy (LiDAR, CCD and … Continue reading

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The Value of Lidar Data

This article in Government Technology presents a compelling case for the value that lidar data is creating for Washington, D.C.’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA). UFA was looking to expand its management reach from its portfolio of street tree maintenance and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of 3D Elevation

A white paper from the USGS entitled, “3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States” plus Puerto Rico provides a number of interesting examples of the benefits of investing in lidar data acquisition on a national scale. … Continue reading

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Automatic Asset Inspection

O.K. here’s a new business category that I think you are going to see a lot more of  – automatic asset inspection. In this case it is for power line inspection with a UAS equipped with a lidar sensor and … Continue reading

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3D Lidar Mapping in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a couple more days to be the center of the universe, but after the primary on Tuesday it will be back to the real world which for a state that is 84% forested involves a large forestry … Continue reading

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Lidar Dating Landslides

The Oso landslide in Washington state is the subject of research to better understand the likelihood of this kind of event happening again. A team of scientists from the University of Washington has published a new study concluding that the … Continue reading

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NH Gets Lidar

Since New Hampshire has been my home for the past 40 years I had to take note of this article in a local paper explaining to the public how lidar is being used to 3D map 80% of the state. … Continue reading

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Tree Map for Minnesota

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has created a seamless tree canopy dataset that maps Minnesota’s trees in unprecedented detail. The Minnesota SpatialCover Tree Canopy dataset maps trees with 98% accuracy and 30 times the resolution of existing … Continue reading

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Illegal Tree Removal

The District of Columbia is using airborne lidar data to automatically identify trees that have been illegally removed by landowners. Trees are needed to process carbon gases which can improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases. Collecting LIDAR data annually … Continue reading

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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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