Forest Inventory & Mapping
AeroMetric has the in-house technical expertise, the experience, and the capability to custom design statistically sound forest biometric and forest inventory solutions. These include modeling volume, biomass and carbon sequestration, and providing deliverables which support stand management applications.
LiDAR is the next step in the progression of forest inventory and monitoring. A LiDAR forest management program combines traditional plot sampling with high precision mapped outputs. The results provide a wealth of information that is simply not available from other sources. A properly designed forest inventory program, enhanced with LiDAR, can be cost-effective relative to traditional methods.
LiDAR Enhanced Forest Inventory
How does LiDAR enhance traditional cruising? LiDAR can provide much more precise information on canopy surface, height and cover characteristics, over an entire stand or forest, than can possibly be derived from sample field plots. With a properly designed collection and modeling program, LiDAR can be combined with limited field plot data to produce highly reliable estimates of volume, biomass, basal area, density and other key metrics. For the cost of a conventional forest cruise, AeroMetric will work with you to design a LiDAR enhanced forest inventory program.
Volume, Biomass, Carbon Sequestration and Forest Fuel Estimation
AeroMetric's LiDAR solution incorporates the use of model-assisted strategies to create custom outputs that will meet your stand, strata or tract reporting requirements.
LiDAR Mapping for Stand Management
LiDAR allows for more reliable stand management, including comprehensive forest maps of height, mean diameter, basal area, volume and selected other variables. The improved mapping products supported by LiDAR also enable precise boundary delineations, and capture change detection resulting from harvesting and thinning, as well as fire, wind and insect damage.
LiDAR Derived Terrain Modeling
Timber harvest planning, road construction, environmental impact assessments and many other applications benefit from the detailed terrain data provided by LiDAR.