Since 2014, we have been involved in undertaking forensic analysis of LiDAR data on behalf of several utilities throughout Australia.
Such investigations have involved analysing LiDAR outputs and testing both the working algorithms and accuracy in the field.
Xylem TreeCare is considered a leader in LiDAR analysis from a vegetation management context throughout Australia.
What is LiDAR Technology?
LiDAR, (light detection and ranging), is a remote sensing technology to measure the distance of an object on the earth's surface. LiDAR uses a pulsed laser to calculate the distance, and these light pulses, are collected by an aerial technology (drones, aeroplanes), which collect the LiDAR data, and create a 3D representation of the earth's surface and the target objects. In this industry, LiDAR is useful to capture forest structure, to map individual trees in forests and critical wildlife habitat characteristics, to predict forest volume and biomass, to develop inputs for forest fire behavior modeling, and to map forest topography and infrastructure.
Read more about the role of LiDAR in sustainable forest management here.