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Error assessment and mitigation for hyper-temporal UAV-borne LiDAR surveys of forest inventory


Wallace, LO, Error assessment and mitigation for hyper-temporal UAV-borne LiDAR surveys of forest inventory, School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011, 28-29 June 2011, Hobart, pp. x-x. (2011) [Conference Extract]


The use of LiDAR remote sensing has become an important tool in the management of modern forest inventories (Hyyppa et al. 2008). However, the cost and intermittent nature of LiDAR surveys have restricted the use of this technology in monitoring the high frequency changes occuring within forests. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a remote sensing platform has become a rapidly developing area in the field of monitoring environmental change. Recent studies by Jaakkola et al.(2010) and Lin et al.(2011) describe initial tests of a UAV system for forest monitoring and measurement showing the potential of this technology for this purpose. This study further investigates this potential by examining the achievable accuracy of a newly developed LiDAR UAV system in comparison to a traditional full scale system. We found that equivalent accuracy is achievable from this UAV platform if the flying height is restricted and careful consideration is given to the processing of the data.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:UAV, vegetation mapping
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
UTAS Author:Wallace, LO (Dr Luke Wallace)
ID Code:70886
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-07-05
Last Modified:2011-07-05

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