Leading global organisations use GeoSLAM for forest management to:
Map the inaccessible
ZEB systems can be used without GNSS, making it easier to map hard-to-reach areas.
Adaptable to any environment
Use the system on a UAV for above the canopy, and handheld to scan the forest floor. Datasets can be merged in GeoSLAM Connect for full representation of the space.
Quicker results for data collection
No need to connect to the cloud to process data – this can all be done on your local machine on site to ensure the entire area is captured correctly.
It’s possible to cover large areas quickly with no registration or individual scanner setup. This eliminates the need for registration in post processing and can save time in the field.
How can GeoSLAM be applied to forest mapping?
Bringing Norway’s forestry sector to the forefront of digitisation
SFI SmartForest chose GeoSLAM’s ZEB Horizon to scan the dense and rough terrain. It enabled the team to quickly capture large volumes of data from the ground and from the air, collecting highly accurate datasets and creating point cloud models to extract features including wood quality and biomass.
Following a successful initial period, the research programme will continue to use the mobile scanner to create accurate point clouds which serve as the basis for deep learning research opportunities.
Sample data from our ZEB Horizon handheld scanner
How LiDAR mapping in forestry is becoming an essential tool
Read our latest blog to learn about practical applications that range from providing data to aid precision forestry or forest mapping, to biodiversity applications such as pollution modelling and to assist carbon absorption estimations.
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