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Determining the accuracy of terrestrial LiDAR on red pine

dc.contributor.advisorRunesson, Ulf
dc.contributor.authorPollington, Emily
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the capabilities of the FARO Terrestrial LiDAR technology to produce accurate forest measurements. The study was conducted on single Red Pine trees in Northern Ontario. Field measurements were compared to scanned terrestrial LiDAR data. Results found that the FARO was accurate in producing tree heights. When determining diameter at breast height (DBH) and volume, there is still research that needs to be done. There was error due to target placement which distorted diameter at breast height measurements. With the proper training, better results could be omitted using terrestrial LiDAR. Terrestrial LiDAR has the potential to replace traditional field methods and technology is advancing very quickly. This study is important in order to update current forest measurement methods and produce faster, more accurate results. It is hoped that this study will inform foresters and researchers about the potential uses for terrestrial LiDAR in the forest stand environment.en_US
dc.subjectTerrestrial LiDARen_US
dc.subjectForest inventory and data collectionen_US
dc.subjectStem analysisen_US
dc.subjectTree volumeen_US
dc.titleDetermining the accuracy of terrestrial LiDAR on red pineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Bachelor of Science in Forestryen_US Resources Managementen_US Universityen_US

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