It would be great to have some guidance about what kind of equipment we need for our project. Here are the details.
Area: no more than 3km2, atacama desert of Chile. Average height, 900-1000 masl. No issues with air space. (see attached KMZ)
The Canopy Biomass LiDAR (CBL) is an ultra-portable terrestrial scanner developed by Rochester Institute of Technology and refined by University of Massachusetts, Boston.
On the 4th November, 2013, the CBL was deployed at Bussey Brooks Meadow, MA. The aim was to provide some mid- and under-story structural information to compliment a concurrent UAV fly-over.
The understory was fairly dense, and the wind was fairly high, which produces some occlusion artifacts in the…Continue
With the end of the semester about one week away, I thought I'd revisit the data and compile a list of the uncommon tree species on the entire campus, as promised. This is still not a completely finished list as there are some unidentified trees and some that are only identified by genus. Due to the…Continue
Over the course of this project, we have done numerous flights to map our two forests on the UMBC campus. The recent LIDAR scan also added another layer of detail to our aerial images. Needless to say, we have a very good idea of how each forest looks from above. However, we were interested to see if we…Continue