Hi-tech tree accounting: 3D models, LiDAR & machine learning (Part 1)

A subset of LiDAR scan over Barmah-Millewa forest, left to right: (1) forest height in grey shades, (2) individual tree health (green – healthy, orange – declining, red – dead) (3) individual trees indicated by different colours. The past sixty years have seen sizeable areas of forest in Australia experience dieback, driven mostly by drought and high temperatures. In order to develop initiatives to restore these valuable natural resources back to health, there is a need to quantify not only the distribution of trees, but also specific tree characteristics such as health, species and size. This 2-part article was written by Iurii Shendryk and originally published in the Aug/Sep 2016 Issue of Position magazine. Iurii Shendryk, a PhD student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found that LiDAR…

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