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Development of a UAV-LiDAR System with Application to Forest Inventory

Luke Wallace, Arko Lucieer, Christopher Watson, Darren Turner
2012 Remote Sensing  
We present the development of a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Light Detecting and Ranging (UAV-LiDAR) system and an accompanying workflow to produce 3D point clouds.  ...  The TerraLuma UAV-LiDAR system has been developed to take advantage of these properties and in doing so overcome some of the current limitations of the use of this technology within the forestry industry  ...  The Australian Antarctic Division are acknowledged for providing work shop time in the construction of the mounting system.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs4061519 fatcat:q5dss4knlzggdi467rqlrptig4

Development and Performance Evaluation of a Very Low-Cost UAV-Lidar System for Forestry Applications

Tianyu Hu, Xiliang Sun, Yanjun Su, Hongcan Guan, Qianhui Sun, Maggi Kelly, Qinghua Guo
2020 Remote Sensing  
use of UAV lidar in forest inventory applications.  ...  Moreover, a comprehensive comparison was conducted between the developed DJI Livox system and four other UAV lidar systems equipped with high-end laser scanners (i.e., RIEGL VUX-1 UAV, RIEGL miniVUX-1  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank the Greenvalley International for providing four UAV lidar systems used for comparison. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13010077 fatcat:zyqxoi4r6vfpvn25i6ymdufvd4

Measuring Individual Tree Diameter and Height Using GatorEye High-Density UAV-Lidar in an Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest System

Ana Paula Dalla Corte, Franciel Eduardo Rex, Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida, Carlos Roberto Sanquetta, Carlos A. Silva, Marks M. Moura, Ben Wilkinson, Angelica Maria Almeyda Zambrano, Ernandes M. da Cunha Neto, Hudson F. P. Veras, Anibal de Moraes, Carine Klauberg (+3 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
Here, we explore the potential of a UAV-lidar system (GatorEye) to measure individual-tree DBH and total height using an automatic approach in an integrated crop-livestock-forest system with seminal forest  ...  However, TLS still has a spatial limitation to application because it needs to be manually carried to reach the area of interest, requires sometimes challenging field access, and often requires a field  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are very grateful to the Spatial Ecology and Conservation (SPEC) Lab at the University of Florida who funded and collected the GatorEye Unmanned Flying Laboratory lidar data  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12050863 fatcat:3s7hojqjxbcjfotb2v3npwmmau

Advances in Forest Robotics: A State-of-the-Art Survey

Luiz F. P. Oliveira, António P. Moreira, Manuel F. Silva
2021 Robotics  
The development of robotic systems to operate in forest environments is of great relevance for the public and private sectors.  ...  After conducting critical analysis, the main characteristics observed were: (a) the locomotion system is directly affected by the type of environmental monitoring to be performed; (b) different reasons  ...  of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10020053 fatcat:dztuv2zsmzdtpklzfqfhp4kcmu

Unimodal and Multimodal Perception for Forest Management: Review and Dataset

Daniel Queirós da da Silva, Filipe Neves dos dos Santos, Armando Jorge Sousa, Vítor Filipe, José Boaventura-Cunha
2021 Computation  
Advanced perception systems are needed because they can enable the development of robotic and machinery solutions to accomplish a smarter, more precise, and sustainable forestry.  ...  This article presents a state-of-the-art review about unimodal and multimodal perception in forests, detailing the current developed work about perception using a single type of sensors (unimodal) and  ...  Autonomous navigation in forests can also happen in the air with UAVs, as was shown in [26] , where the authors developed a UAV-based system capable of following footpaths in the forest terrain.  ... 
doi:10.3390/computation9120127 fatcat:m6e75lzcn5dpbh54xbszzgoiri

Individual Tree Crown Segmentation in Two-Layered Dense Mixed Forests from UAV LiDAR Data

Chiara Torresan, Federico Carotenuto, Ugo Chiavetta, Franco Miglietta, Alessandro Zaldei, Beniamino Gioli
2020 Drones  
Overall, while the application of UAV-LS to delineate tree crowns and estimate biometric parameters is satisfactory, its accuracy is affected by the presence of a multilayered and multispecies canopy that  ...  This study investigates the potential of laser scanner data collected with a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle laser scanner (UAV-LS), for individual tree crown (ITC) delineation to derive forest biometric  ...  The aim of this study is to assess the capability of the low-cost UAV-LS system developed in [ 14 ] to obtain structural and dendrometric parameters in a complex layered forest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones4020010 doaj:61999b7495e24d2c9e3faff504146ce9 fatcat:t452ueqetvgrnkxefbr7qvdzbm

Synthesis of Leaf-on and Leaf-off Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Stereo Imagery for the Inventory of Aboveground Biomass of Deciduous Forests

Wenjian Ni, Jiachen Dong, Guoqing Sun, Zhiyu Zhang, Yong Pang, Xin Tian, Zengyuan Li, Erxue Chen
2019 Remote Sensing  
It is still a challenging issue to remove the elevation of ground surface in leaf-on stereo imagery to extract forest canopy height without the help of lidar data.  ...  Applications of stereo imagery acquired by cameras onboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as practical forest inventory tools are hindered by the unavailability of ground surface elevation.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11070889 fatcat:ghixrtiyizeslfhcd6p7gqsgdu

Tree Extraction of Airborne LiDAR Data Based on Coordinates of Deep Learning Object Detection from Orthophoto over Complex Mangrove Forest

Alvin Sarraga Alon
2020 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research  
The airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system has made dramatic improvements to forest data collection and management especially on the forest inventory aspect.  ...  Wide-ranging efforts have been developed to extract individual trees from LiDAR data by starting to localize treetops through LM within LiDAR data.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The researchers would like to convey their appreciation to the following: Commission on Higher Education (CHED) DARE TO Research Grant; MR-SUAVE Project (Mangrove Remote-Sensing Unmanned  ... 
doi:10.30534/ijeter/2020/103852020 fatcat:o2kgzgkkzzgz7akxshsc5slciy

Types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Sensing Technologies, and Software for Agricultural Applications

Sri Charan Kakarla, Yiannis Ampatzidis
2021 EDIS  
This publication provides detailed information about the most used UAVs, sensing technologies, and software for agricultural applications.  ...  Written by Sri Charan Kakarla and Yiannis Ampatzidis, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, October 2021.  ...  The subscription costs around $350 per month (2021 data), but users can also buy a perpetual license that will be around $4,990 (one Figure 6 . UAV equipped with a LiDAR mapping system.  ... 
doi:10.32473/edis-ae565-2021 fatcat:g6dgkejxobgjxmjlvj7qamylvq

Recent Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Forest Remote Sensing—A Systematic Review. Part I: A General Framework

Riccardo Dainelli, Piero Toscano, Salvatore Filippo Di Gennaro, Alessandro Matese
2021 Forests  
Part II inspects specific technical issues regarding the application of UAV-RS in forestry, together with the pros and cons of different UAV solutions and activities where additional effort is needed,  ...  In a framework where scientific production is growing exponentially, a systematic analysis of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based forestry research papers is of paramount importance to understand trends  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f12030327 fatcat:q73hesthljgojmhyzyeyaiyhve

The Evaluation of Photogrammetry-Based DSM from Low-Cost UAV by LiDAR-Based DSM

Mateo Gašparović, Ante Seletković, Alen Berta, Ivan Balenović
2017 South-East European Forestry  
in Forest Inventory (3D-FORINVENT)" and IP-2016-06-5621 "Geospatial Monitoring of Green Infrastructure by Means of Terrestrial, Airborne and Satellite Imagery (GEMINI)".  ...  The authors wish to thank Hrvatske vode, Zagreb, Croatia, for providing ALS data.  ...  In general, the common UAVs applications in forestry are related to monitoring of forest health and disturbances [4] [5] [6] , forest inventory [7, 8] , forest cover mapping [9] , etc.  ... 
doi:10.15177/seefor.17-16 fatcat:muln2m6dkrfcdaaha6sh6kp6vi

Recent Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Forest Remote Sensing—A Systematic Review. Part II: Research Applications

Riccardo Dainelli, Piero Toscano, Salvatore Filippo Di Gennaro, Alessandro Matese
2021 Forests  
Forest sustainable management aims to maintain the income of woody goods for companies, together with preserving non-productive functions as a benefit for the community.  ...  in the Web of Science database by searching for "UAV"+"forest".  ...  UAV technologies proved to be a very effective and powerful tool in the modern management of forest inventories.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f12040397 fatcat:6mtlejuku5c3xbx2eq7inpdjse

Mapping Canopy Heights in Dense Tropical Forests Using Low-Cost UAV-Derived Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Machine Learning Approaches

He Zhang, Marijn Bauters, Pascal Boeckx, Kristof Van Oost
2021 Remote Sensing  
We conducted UAV-DAP surveys combined with field inventories in the tropical forest of the Congo Basin.  ...  To address this issue, we present a generally applicable method that is based on machine learning methods to identify the forest floor in DAP-derived point clouds of dense tropical forests.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank Isaac Ahanamungu of the Department of Environment, Ghent University, for the collection of inventory data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13183777 fatcat:xguor7m3irhlrearmjlhy7sibm

An updated survey on the use of geospatial technologies in New Zealand's plantation forestry sector

Sarah De Gouw, Justin Morgenroth, Cong Xu
2020 New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science  
Geospatial technologies have developed rapidly in recent decades and can provide detailed, accurate data to support forest management.  ...  Many of the companies used unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAV) to acquire aerial and multispectral imagery in 2018, while in 2013 no companies were using UAVs.  ...  This is because of the common practice of correlating groundbased inventory measurements with LiDAR plots, such that LiDAR metrics can subsequently be used for forest description across entire estates.  ... 
doi:10.33494/nzjfs502020x118x fatcat:ordiub2osnaspemiyafwp5i2z4

Forestry Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Review Focusing on the Data, Processing and Potentialities

Nathalie Guimarães, Luís Pádua, Pedro Marques, Nuno Silva, Emanuel Peres, Joaquim J. Sousa
2020 Remote Sensing  
In a changing world scenario, the economic importance of Remote Sensing (RS) to monitor forests and agricultural resources is imperative to the development of agroforestry systems.  ...  In the management process of forests resources, UAVs are one of the most suitable options to consider, mainly due to: (1) low operational costs and high-intensity data collection; (2) its capacity to host  ...  Other Applications Apart from forest applications with more incidence towards tree development and its status, other applications in forestry contexts were explored using UAVs for: forest canopy assessment  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12061046 fatcat:a3kilrfjcrbqhmgwjmse5nhr3a
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