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Estimation of aboveground biomass of Robinia pseudoacacia forest in the Yellow River Delta based on UAV and Backpack LiDAR point clouds

Jinbo Lu, Hong Wang, Shuhong Qin, Lin Cao, Ruiliang Pu, Guilin Li, Jing Sun
2020 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
Timely and accurate estimation of the forest aboveground biomass (AGB) is a basis for studying the carbon cycle of forests.  ...  Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) has been proved to be one of the most powerful methods for forest biomass estimation.  ...  Acknowledgment The research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41471419 and No. 31971579).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2019.102014 fatcat:atujkeszcnbufj3evr3hhuq5zy

Accuracy assessment and error analysis for diameter at breast height measurement of trees obtained using a novel backpack LiDAR system

Yuyang Xie, Jie Zhang, Xiangwu Chen, Shuxin Pang, Hui Zeng, Zehao Shen
2020 Forest Ecosystems  
and efficient approach to LiDAR remote sensing, especially useful for forest structure inventory.  ...  The LiBackpack is a recently developed backpack light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system that combines the flexibility of human walking with the nearby measurement in all directions to provide a novel  ...  (https:// www.lidar360.com), providing Libackpack laser scanning system and LiDAR360 software for effectively manipulating LiDAR point cloud data.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40663-020-00237-0 fatcat:gse2y2ww3rfpvi3srjfgq3joxy

Comparison of Forest Inventory Methods at Plot-Level between a Backpack Personal Laser Scanning (BPLS) and Conventional Equipment in Jeju Island, South Korea

Chiung Ko, Seunghyun Lee, Jongsu Yim, Donggeun Kim, Jintaek Kang
2021 Forests  
Thus, the application of a backpack personal LiDAR can lead to higher efficiency when conducting a forest resource inventory in a coniferous plantation with understory vegetation.  ...  A range of 115–162.5 min/ha was required to process the data using the LiDAR, while 322.5–567.5 min was required for the typical inventory method.  ...  All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f12030308 fatcat:fsuy3lq4nvf4dd64nwyse464vm

Lidar Boosts 3D Ecological Observations and Modelings: A review and perspective

Qinghua Guo, Yanjun Su, Tianyu Hu, Hongcan Guan, Shichao Jin, Jing Zhang, Xiaoxia Zhao, Kexin Xu, Dengjie Wei, Maggi Kelly, Nicholas Coops
2020 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine  
The recent development of near-surface lidar systems (e.g., backpack and unmanned ground vehicle systems) has both reduced the costs and improved the efficiency for collecting lidar data, which may further  ...  Among the various lidar platforms, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) can capture the most accurate and detailed tree structure information and has been largely used to improve the efficiency of forest inventory  ... 
doi:10.1109/mgrs.2020.3032713 fatcat:vot6c4ceabectd6xcpgev5duyu

Single Tree Segmentation and Diameter at Breast Height Estimation with Mobile LiDAR

Lulu Liu, Aiwu Zhang, Shen Xiao, Shaoxing Hu, Nianpeng He, Haiyang Pang, Xizhen Zhang, Shikai Yang
2021 IEEE Access  
The results of this study demonstrated the high accuracy and robustness of the proposed method and the potential of the backpack mobile LiDAR system for forest inventory in a complex environment. 1 FIGURE  ...  BACKPACK LiDAR SYSTEM The backpack mobile LiDAR system we used in this paper consisted of a LiDAR sensor, a micro-computer, a battery, an inertial measurement unit (IMU), and a remote-control client.  ...  His research interests include point cloud processing, the application of LiDAR, deep learning, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle remote sensing. Aiwu  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3056877 fatcat:2h5ef5i77ffxhe2yipqinntz34

Efficient divide-and-conquer registration of UAV and ground LiDAR point clouds through canopy shape context [article]

Jie Shao, Wei Yao, Peng Wan, Lei Luo, Jiaxin Lyu, Wuming Zhang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
and an accurate inversion of forest parameters.  ...  Registration of unmanned aerial vehicle laser scanning (ULS) and ground light detection and ranging (LiDAR) point clouds in forests is critical to create a detailed representation of a forest structure  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant Nos. 41971380) and Guangxi Natural Science Fund for Innovation Research Team (grant Nos. 2019GXNSFGA245001  ... 
arXiv:2201.11296v1 fatcat:e6k7emz5wrhebd3clg3onzo7vu

MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH FOR TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD (TNB) OVERHEAD POWERLINE AND ELECTRICITY POLE INVENTORY USING MOBILE LASER SCANNING DATA

M. S. A. Mohd Rapheal, A. Farhana, M. R. Mohd Salleh, M. Z. Abd Rahman, Z. Majid, I. A. Musliman, A. F. Abdullah, Z. Abd Latif
2022 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The points classified as other classes were used for overhead powerline and electricity poles classification using random forest-based Machine Learning (ML) approach in LiDAR 360 software.  ...  In conclusion, the MLS data had show promising results for a semi-automatic detection and characterization of TNB overhead powerlines and poles in the sub-urban area.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (OPTIONAL) Special thanks to team field data capture from GPS Lands Sdn Bhd and Topcon Malaysia for collecting and providing the Mobile LiDAR Data at Taman Sri Pulai, Johor.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlvi-4-w3-2021-239-2022 fatcat:amm2qlyb3rhfbom7kbjdujbtym

A self-adaptive mean shift tree-segmentation method Using UAV LiDAR data

Yan, Guan, Cao, Yu, Li, Lu
2020 Remote Sensing  
The proposed method was tested on the 7 plots acquired by a Velodyne 16E LiDAR system, including 3 simple plots and 4 complex plots, and 95% and 80% of trees were correctly segmented, respectively.  ...  First, from the global maximum point, we divide the three-dimensional (3D) space into a set of angular sectors, for each of which a canopy surface is simulated and the potential tree crown boundaries are  ...  With the technology development, compared to airborne LiDAR, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV LiDAR) have gained a reputation in forest inventory surveying because of their increased data resolution, lower  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12030515 fatcat:tdls5wpi7ndazpqvbnl3e3tuiq

PORTABLE IMAGE-BASED HIGH PERFORMANCE MOBILE MAPPING SYSTEM IN UNDERGROUND ENVIRONMENTS – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

S. Blaser, S. Nebiker, D. Wisler
2019 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
In this paper, we introduce the BIMAGE Backpack, a portable image-based mobile mapping system for 3D data acquisition in indoor environments.  ...  The investigations show the application potential of image-based portable mobile mapping systems for infrastructure inventory and management in large underground facilities.</p>  ...  Geomatics students from University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) carried out all measurements during a student project.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-iv-2-w5-255-2019 fatcat:44zefsaf3ff73kkyle46gujcuq

Indoor and Outdoor Backpack Mapping with Calibrated Pair of Velodyne LiDARs

Martin Velas, Michal Spanel, Tomas Sleziak, Jiri Habrovec, Adam Herout
2019 Sensors  
This paper presents a human-carried mapping backpack based on a pair of Velodyne LiDAR scanners. Our system is a universal solution for both large scale outdoor and smaller indoor environments.  ...  By fusion with GNSS/INS sub-system, the mapping of featureless environments and the georeferencing of resulting point cloud is possible.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank our colleagues in Geodrom company for providing us valuable consultations, experiences with different mapping solutions, and necessary datasets used for evaluations  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19183944 fatcat:js7du7g5mreizoh6kygysgqfpu

Individual Tree Structural Parameter Extraction and Volume Table Creation Based on Near-Field LiDAR Data: A Case Study in a Subtropical Planted Forest

Sha Gao, Zhengnan Zhang, Lin Cao
2021 Sensors  
Our results demonstrate that near-field LiDAR has a strong capability of extracting tree structural parameters and creating volume tables for subtropical planted forests.  ...  Secondly, point clouds of the complete forest canopy were obtained through the combination of ULS and BLS data.  ...  We would also like to thank the graduate students from the Department of Silviculture and Forest Management at Nanjing Forestry University for helping in data collection and providing suggestions for improving  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21238162 pmid:34884164 fatcat:ximu7vkoonhzferqenckzl37y4

Individual Tree Segmentation Method Based on Mobile Backpack LiDAR Point Clouds

Lino Comesaña-Cebral, Joaquín Martínez-Sánchez, Henrique Lorenzo, Pedro Arias
2021 Sensors  
Even though under-canopy data collection is possible with multi-echo ALS, the number of points for regions near the ground in leafy forests drops drastically, and, as a result, terrestrial laser scanners  ...  In this work, an IT extraction method for terrestrial backpack LiDAR data is presented.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21186007 pmid:34577215 fatcat:ngwqi7krr5b3tobewzuxjssu2m

Comparison of Backpack, Handheld, Under-Canopy UAV, and Above-Canopy UAV Laser Scanning for Field Reference Data Collection in Boreal Forests

Eric Hyyppä, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Teemu Hakala, Antero Kukko, Mikko Vastaranta, Juha Hyyppä
2020 Remote Sensing  
The systems under study were an in-house developed AKHKA-R3 backpack laser scanner, a handheld Zeb-Horizon laser scanner, an under-canopy UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) laser scanning system, and three  ...  Furthermore, the backpack and handheld scanners could be employed for sufficiently accurate tree height measurements (RMSE = 2–10%) in order to estimate the stem volumes of individual trees with an RMSE  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203327 fatcat:ksnxbcbxv5czfndkqhfic2yldm

A Review of Mobile Mapping Systems: From Sensors to Applications

Mostafa Elhashash, Hessah Albanwan, Rongjun Qin
2022 Sensors  
This has been facilitated by the wide availability of low-cost sensors, advances in computational resources, the maturity of mapping algorithms, and the need for accurate and on-demand geographic information  ...  In this paper, we presented a comprehensive review of the modern MMSs by focusing on: (1) the types of sensors and platforms, discussing their capabilities and limitations and providing a comprehensive  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Mention of brand names in this paper does not constitute an endorsement by the authors.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22114262 pmid:35684883 fatcat:nzwwmmzmvnbdbgajkh2w5vpfo4

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2021 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  
Zhang, and L. Li 1655 Lidar Data The Development and Evaluation of a Backpack LiDAR System for Accurate and Efficient Forest Inventory ........ .............................................. Y.  ...  Richter-Menge 1525 Surface and Subsurface PropertiesEstimating the Number of Reference Sites Necessary for the Validation of Global Soil Moisture Products ............ ...............................  ... 
doi:10.1109/lgrs.2021.3105736 fatcat:gb4k7oxfkzb7lflayjkcf4uvtm
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