Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have gained increasing attention from surveyors and other geo-data collectors across the globe. Today, UAV mapping is widely recognized as a new means for acquiring spatial image data. The IT4Forest team uses near field sensing with unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to support rapid and automized data collection in the forest. The bird’s-eye view helps to us inspect the area of interest (AOI) and to obtain useful information for a sustainable forest planning and management. We use various available software tools for further processing as our project below illustrate.
UAV application by the IT4Forest team
UAVs enable a cost-efficient workflow to estimate tree heights
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