Using drone-based aerial photogrammetry in forestry

Friday 9 Mar 2018

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) find their place in the forestry sector, Waypoint met with a pioneer in this field, researcher Stefano Puliti of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his commercial forestry learnings—including the always-hot topic of LiDAR versus aerial photogrammetry—and we delve into Stefano’s ongoing research, which could apply to several industries, combining partial-coverage eBee UAV observations with freely-available satellite imagery.

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The first issue of the blog for 2018 containing an array of articles on new resource management and forest inventory tools including LiDAR and aerial photogrammetry was sent out to local foresters a few weeks ago. You can check out the resource directly. If you or your colleagues aren’t already on the list to get the monthly tech updates you can sign up directly on the site.

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