LiDAR Used to Map World’s Tallest Tree

A true giant among trees—the tallest known hardwood in the world—was discovered and mapped using a combination of Lidar (light detection and ranging) and GIS. The swamp gum, a eucalyptus, was nicknamed Centurion and measured at 99.6 meters (326.8 feet) in height and 405 centimeters in diameter.

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