FOREST INVENTORIES

Gain access to detailed information on the type of vegetation and monitor how it develops over time.

Assessing tree volume in a forest is a labor-intensive task that relies on inaccurate estimations. Satellites also don't offer a solution due to their lower resolutions. Flying Sensors provide a flexible and accurate method to observe the forest canopy. HiView's forest inventory service can be used to calculate the number of trees in a certain area, measure the condition of the trees, and assess tree volume based on elevation models.

Another advantage of using UAVs is the timing of data collection. Time-series data provides insights into the development of vegetation in a forest. This information is especially useful for forestry maintenance.

HiView presents innovative solutions to issues that forest managers encounter.  Specifically, the challenge to conserve forests due to the effects of climate change requires detailed information on the developments of vegetation within a forest. HiView helps forest managers to tackle these problems by using Flying Sensors to collect valuable data. 

HiView provides high-resolution maps that observe the forest area. These maps can be altered by using various sensors on the drones and by using different data processing methods. This results in several end-products including: Orthomosaic maps in near-infrared imagery, GIS Raster Databases and Digital Elevations Models (DEMs). Due to the high-resolution imagery DEMs can be used to monitor the growth rate of trees and vegetation. 

FOREST INVENTORY PROJECTS

2018 - the Netherlands

Mapping the forest canopy of several nature reserves in Drenthe to support forestry maintenance.

2016 - the Netherlands

Vegetation mapping for the Leusderheide heath area to support forestry maintenance.

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