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Using LiDAR data we can determine for each merchantable tree on the ground …


  • XYZ coordinates

  • Height

  • Timber Species Identification (TSI)

  • Estimate of volume

Other applications for LiDAR in forestry include …

  • Assisting foresters plan cutblocks

  • Assisting foresters in planning yarding

  • Planning cost-effective roads/creek crossings

  • Assisting geotechs to determine where slides are likely/unlikely


  • Orthophoto with Colour Infrared (CIR) and/or RGB (Natural Colour / Red Green Blue)

  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) / "Bare-Earth" (surface of earth with trees removed)

  • Canopy Height Model (CHM)


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