Category Archives: Forestry

Amazon Rainforest is Burning – Lidar Documentation

The RIEGL VZ-400i was used earlier this year to help aid Academy Research Fellow Eduardo Maeda with his continuing conservation efforts for the Amazon rainforest. The data received over a five-year monitoring period will be used to model changes in … Continue reading

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Vegetation Classification Using Lidar and Hyperspectral

Abstract: The sparse canopy cover and large contribution of bright background soil, along with the heterogeneous vegetation types in close proximity, are common challenges for dryland vegetation classification with remote sensing. Consequently, the results of a single classification algorithm or … Continue reading

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Earth Archive Would Map Earth with Lidar

Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher was in the beginning stages of unearthing an ancient “megalopolis” in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a decade ago when he ran up against a tough reality: it would take him the rest of … Continue reading

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Ancient Maya Civilization Revealed with Airborne Lidar

The Maya civilization flourished more than 1,000 years ago, but modern technology is only now revealing the secrets of this ancient Mexican and South American culture—and it’s happening at an unprecedented pace. A recent spate of discoveries is transforming the … Continue reading

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Preventing Forest Fires with Lidar-derived Veg Maps

Preventing forest fires like the Tubbs and Nuns wildfires that exploded across Sonoma County in 2017, could have been better supported if firefighters had more detailed land cover information. Types of vegetation, structures, and roads distributed across the landscape would … Continue reading

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UN GGIM – Global Geospatial Information Management

I can’t say that I have been aware of UN GGIM since its founding in 2011, but it has been a number of years  in which I have wondered how I might get involved with this important geospatial organization. I … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. I am in the last minute push to get ready for my trip to … Continue reading

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Lidar Drones are Being Used to Protect Scottish Forests

Lidar drones that can see through the forest canopy are being used to protect native Scottish plants threatened by invasive species. From an article by Kenneth Macdonald at the BBC The drones use Lidar (light detection and ranging), which works … Continue reading

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Hydrographic and Lidar Survey Summer School

I received an email over the weekend from Denis Hains (former Hydrographer General of Canada retired in 2018) alerting me to a Hydrographic and Lidar Survey International Summer School. It is going to take place May 26 to June 7 … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

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