LIDAR

Introduction to LiDAR Technology

Introduction to LiDAR Technology

Dr. Nicholas Coops provides an introduction to LiDAR for forestry and natural resource management. Terrain elevation was the original intent but our capacity to interpret vegetation heights has moved it from research to operational work quite quickly. Lasers are at the core of the LiDAR technology. Right now it is based on aircraft equipped with LiDAR equipment, flying over the ...

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LiDAR processing with LAStools in the Canary islands

LiDAR processing with LAStools in the Canary islands

A small tutorial on the capabilities of LiDAR processing with LAStools at the example of a project in the Canary Islands, Spain, in Spring of 2012. We used LAStools to create canopy height maps, forest density grids, and showed that the LiDAR that was already owned by the municipal government of the Canary Islands could be used to significantly improve ...

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The magic of lidar 3d mapping

The magic of lidar 3d mapping

A sophisticated technique using lasers from an aircraft to map the terrain below has been helped by Higher Level Stewardship funding. Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging), is a technique that is able to peel back the vegetation in the computer to reveal previously unknown landforms below. It has both archaeological and environmental uses that improve our knowledge of the New ...

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