FORESTRY LiDAR APPLICATIONS

TREE LOCATION

Through the use of LiDAR scanning in a Forestry Survey or Forest Surveying, geotagging (also spelled as GeoTagging) each tree will be easier and faster because it will be done as office work instead of manual fieldwork. The usual tedious and dangerous fieldwork that Forest Survey activities in the Philippines are known for will be minimized. Tagging trees and plant locations through Forest Survey in the Philippines with the aid of advanced technology like LiDAR mapping can help reduce fieldwork expenses, save time, and even protect lives.

TREE IDENTIFICATION

There are two definitions of Tree Identification: one refers to a tree's identity or Tree ID (i.e., what kind of tree is it), while the other refers to the process itself of identifying what kind of trees there are in an area through examining their tree type, leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, twigs, and forms. Forest Survey through LiDAR mapping can help identify trees faster and store the data gathered in a comprehensive and accurate inventory. From the data produced by LiDAR scanning, you may get the tree’s height, diameter at breast height or DBH, as well as the tree’s species. The inspection of woodlands and forests to ascertain different trees in a location can now be conducted with less time-consuming and less hazardous conventional fieldwork.

DIGITAL SURFACE MODEL (DSM)

A Digital Surface Model or DSM is a canopy model that contains only the top buildings, trees, and vegetation. Points on the ground are shown when there is nothing on top or over it. Canopy models show the amount of forest cover and tree’s height. Forest Survey with DSM helps in identifying areas for reforestation. However, DSM should not be confused with Digital Elevation Model or DEM, which is a representation of the bare terrain with elevations.

Forestry survey entails many benefits such as better forest management, ecological classification, and forest fire assessment among others. All meant to help the planet thrive in the long run.

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