Category: News

Mar 14 2016

Suitability of Lidar for the assessment of forest protection effect against rockfall

This article shows that the methodologies tested in the Newfor project for forest resource mapping also have wider applications in mountain management, e.g. natural risks. Monnet, J.-M., Bourrier, F., Dupire, S., Berger, F. 2016. Suitability of airborne laser scanning for the assessment of forest protection effect against rockfall. Landslides. PDF DOI 10.1007/s10346-016-0687-5 Rockfall simulation models …

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Mar 14 2016

Lidar forest resource estimation in the French Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Volumes 211-212 of the French Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Revue Française de Photogrammétrie et Télédétection) are dedicated to forests. Results of the Newfor projects were presented in two articles : Monnet, J.-M., Chirouze, É., Mermin, É. 2015. Estimation de paramètres forestiers par données LiDAR aéroporté et imagerie satellitaire RapidEye – Étude de sensibilité. …

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Oct 30 2015

Sylvaccess : automated mapping of forest accessibility – (un modèle pour cartographier automatiquement l’accessibilité des forêts)

A french publication presents the automated tool Sylvaccessfor forest accessibility mapping, developped during the Newfor project. This tool is available in open-source. Dupire, Sylvain ; Bourrier, Franck ; Monnet, Jean-Matthieu ; Frédéric Berger 2015 – Sylvaccess : un modèle pour cartographier automatiquement l’accessibilité des forêts. – Revue Forestière Française, 2015, 70, 2, pp. 111-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.4267/2042/57902 …

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Oct 29 2015

Newfor @ Silvilaser 2015

Silvilaser is THE conference of the research community on Lidar and Forest Ecosystems. The 2015 edition was held in La Grande Motte, France on Sept. 28-30. Newfor researchers presented some of their results there : Eysn, L., Monnet J.-M. & Hollaus, M., 2015. A benchmark of single tree detection methods using data from alpine forests. …

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Jul 28 2015

A Benchmark of Lidar-Based Single Tree Detection Methods…

This article on single tree detection benchmarking is a great example of the collaboration between project partners in order to compare methods and propose solutions for a better forest management. The corresponding dataset was made public in order to enhance possibilities of comparison and future improvements. Eysn, L.; Hollaus, M.; Lindberg, E.; Berger, F.; Monnet, …

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Apr 28 2015

Main project deliverables available for download

Check out the Download page in the menu ! http://www.newfor.net/download/

Mar 12 2015

Download: NEWFOR Lidar Single Tree Detection Benchmark Dataset

Dear Visitor, The NEWFOR partners agreed on making the Lidar single tree detection benchmark dataset public. We believe that having such a dataset public is an important way to help researchers test their algorithms and compare them to existing ones, thus fostering new developments and their evaluation. The data of 15 different study areas in …

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Feb 18 2015

Transfer of data and results to stakeholders, test site Jura

Forest managers and representatives of private and public forest attended a meeting organized to present the data and results of the Jura test area (Jan. 28th).  Resource (JM Monnet) and accessibility (S. Dupire) results were presented and the data transfer was discussed. The attendance sheet is available to logged-in users. Le 28 janvier, une réunion de présentation …

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Feb 17 2015

Video project presentation

Feb 17 2015

Skidding with automatic chokers

FCBA published an article about the use of automatic chokers for skidding. Article (in French)