Category: Forest resource & LiDAR

Transfer of data and results to stakeholders, test site Vercors

Forest managers and representatives of private and public forest attended a meeting organized to present the data and results of the Vercors test area (Feb. 14th).  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.

Comparing LiDAR estimations with harvested trees: a first step

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Newfor @ Innsbrucker Hofburggespräch : Unmanned Aerial Vehicles use for natural risks and forestry

The TU Vienna and the BFW gave the following presentations at the “Innsbrucker Hofburggespräch” with the focus on “Drohnen im zivilen Bereich – Einsatzmöglichkeiten für Naturgefahren und Forstwirtschaft”. The symposium took place in Innsbruck on 5th of April 2013. Christian Briese (TU-Wien): Unbemannte Flugsysteme zur Geodatenerfassung Camillo Ressl (TU-Wien): Matching von Luftbildern in Theorie und …

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Newfor @ FORECOM opening conference : Identification of forest cover change

On March 6-8th was held in Kraków, Poland, the opening conference of the FORECOM project (Forest cover changes in mountainous regions – drivers, trajectories and implications). Results obtained within the Newfor project about “Identification of forest cover change based on LiDAR data” were presented by the IPF (Vienna Technological University). The slides can be downloaded …

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Presentation of results to stakeholders, test site Vercors

Forest stakeholders in the Quatre Montagnes area of the Vercors Montain (France) are now revising their Territorial Forest Convention (Charte Forestière de Territoire). As a preamble to the discussions about the next convention, they asked researchers of Irstea to present some results and recommandations regarding future challenges and opportunities. During this seminar (Januray 31st) forest …

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Newfor @ Forgeco conference “Better production and protection”

Some outcomes of the Newfor project were presented at the conference “Better production and protection” that was held in Lyon, France. The presentation was entitled “LiDAR: a tool for the estimation of forest resource and accessibility” (in French) 20121204-Colloque_Forgeco-150dpi_newfor

UAV experiments in Austria

The BFW has experimented the use of UAV to monitor forests in remote areas. Have a look at the video !


The running activity in the NEWFOR test-site concerning the use of LiDAR data to support forest management have been presented at the GIS-DAY 2012 held in Legnaro (PD) on November 14th. The presentation can be downloaded here (italian only): UTILIZZO_DI_DATI_LIDAR_A_SUPPORTO_DELLA_PIANIFICAZIONE_FORESTALE


NEWFOR project and running activities in the Asiago test site have been presented at the 16th ASITA National Conference held in Vicenza on November 6-9, 2012. The presentation can be downloaded here NEWFOR_Asita2012 or can be viewed here (it is the second presentation, at 18 min 20 sec) (italian language only) Proceeding can be found …

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Forest Delineation Based on Airborne LIDAR Data

Lothar Eysn, Markus Hollaus, Klemens Schadauer and Norbert Pfeifer, 2012, Forest Delineation Based on Airborne LIDAR Data, Remote Sensing, 4(3), pp. 762-783 Article available online at Abstract: The delineation of forested areas is a critical task, because the resulting maps are a fundamental input for a broad field of applications and users. Different national …

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