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Discover how our YellowScan LiDAR solutions can help in calculating individual tree heights, map forest coverage, and assess vegetation density by penetrating the trees and producing a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) level.

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Using LiDAR for Forestry.

Your way to thorough sustainable forestry.

Modern forest management starts with obtaining precise data.

LiDAR offers exceptional accuracy and is becoming the preferred technique for forestry management. Aerial LiDAR surveying generates imagery data that can result in 3D mapping and can penetrate vegetation.

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Digital Terrain Model in a few clicks​

Automatic classification of points as “ground/non-ground”

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Discover our solutions by reading about our users’ experience in the field.

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LiDAR Point Cloud Basics

This article explains what LiDAR point clouds are and how they are used for 3D mapping applications. Learn the basics of LiDAR point clouds!

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Understanding LiDAR Scanners

LiDAR scanners are used for capturing 3D point clouds. But how do they work? This and more are explained in the article below, which covers the operating principle of different LiDAR scanners and explains how distance measurements are transformed and combined into 3D point clouds. These provide the basis for many 3D mapping products used for different industry applications.

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Drone Flight Planners: The Continuing Integration of LiDAR & UAVs

A LiDAR drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors. A LiDAR is an active sensor that uses inertial measurement to correlate where it is on the earth’s surface, resulting in a direct measurement of the earth.

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Mapping Mountainous Regions as Part of Forestry Management Surveys

Following a successful research and development collaboration with a government agency, our customer GeoAerospace obtained a contract to perform airborne LiDAR capture in various forestry sites along the secluded west coast of Ireland.

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Using UAV LiDAR for a reforestation project in Indonesia

Masarang Foundation, a 20-year-old ecological organization founded by world-renowned forester Dr. Willie Smits and based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, has reforested 35 million trees to date.

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Using LiDAR to quantify effects of Climate Change in Vermont Forests – Documenting Caterpillar Damage

Developing an understanding of changes to the forest structure caused by the gypsy moth outbreak with YellowScan’s Mapper LiDAR sensor.

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Detecting shrub encroachment in seminatural grasslands using UAS LiDAR

Discover how Bjarke Madsen from Aarhus University in Denmark, used YellowScan Surveyor for its biodiversity research work.

Choose the type of data you want to export.

Generate hillshade from your DTM
Export classified LAS
Export Digital Model from your classified point cloud as GeoTIFF (geolocalized TIFF): DSM, DTM, DHM.

Key benefits

Forests but in 3D

YellowScan LiDAR systems provide something that basic aerial and satellite imagery cannot: 3D forest structure pointclouds, which show the vertical structure of a forest canopy.

With the help of our solutions, you can calculate individual tree heights, map forest coverage, and assess vegetation density by penetrating the trees and producing a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) level.


Inside-canopy information

YellowScan LiDAR systems provide a higher point density and more echoes under canopies, resulting in more localized and dense information.

Tree health monitoring

Monitor the health of trees for early detection of pests and diseases to mitigate outbreaks or even to understand the characteristics of forest fires.

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Increased productivity

Processing LiDAR data is much faster than photogrammetry.

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Freedom of surveying

Drone surveys allow for more administrative freedom and are cost-effective tools to quickly map large areas.

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Rugged & Reliable

Compatible with difficult field conditions such as extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, etc.

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YellowScan CloudStation Software

An extension of our products

Improve the quality of your surveys with our custom-made Terrain module.