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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Forestry Management Efforts at Purdue

More on Forestry and LiDAR, Purdue work there. integrated with AI.  Considerable detail.

Integration Leads to Leap in Tech for Forest Inventory, Management

Purdue University News,  Elizabeth K. Gardner, June 6, 2022

Purdue University researchers located, tallied, and measured more than 1,000 trees in just hours by combining aerial and ground-based mobile mapping sensors and systems. The project, part of Purdue's Digital Forestry Initiative, employs manned aircraft, unmanned aerial drones, and backpack-mounted systems that integrate cameras with light detection and ranging (LiDAR) units, along with sensors including global navigation satellite systems and inertial navigation systems. The researchers also created a machine learning algorithm to analyze the data. Purdue's Songlin Fei called the scheme "a groundbreaking development on our path to using technology for a quick, accurate inventory of the global forest ecosystem, which will improve our ability to prevent forest fires, detect disease, perform accurate carbon counting, and make informed forest management decisions."  ... 

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