Below, I will walk you through a typical FIADB query.  The three main sections are 1) create your workspace folder structure,2) update the MS Access FIADB, and 3) execute your query.  I show you how to submit a query for growth of live trees by Georgia Congressional districts and and […]

Query local FIA Database (MS Access EVALIDator Report tool)


.. .. What is FIA?  https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/fact-sheets/overview/What_is_FIA_FS_2018_update.pdf The Enhanced Forest Inventory and Analysis Program – National Sampling Design and Estimation Procedures.  This is the document you should reference when talking about the FIA. (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20371) Executive Summary: PDF page 9 1998 Farm Bill required: PDF page 14 Phase 1: PDF page 22 […]

USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)


      Landowner is applying for a Landowner Assistance grant.  The agency requests a 10-year harvest and fertilization schedule and a map of the property showing the areas to be harvested and fertilized and an additional map showing the non-harvested areas that might be affected by these proposed activities.  […]

Client Needs?



Data are the facts or details from which information is derived Throughout this course, know that we are combining data on the basis of location and individual attributes to form actionable information… Anatomy of a mapping project You receive a request from a client who is planning for upcoming harvests.  They need the following: Total […]

Anatomy of a property mapping project


“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” – Jim Barksdale, former Netscape CEO Data are the facts or details from which information is derived Throughout this course, know that we are combining data on the basis of location and individual attributes to […]

Data v. Information


.   Course Lab Topics: Lab 1: OBIA – use a segmentation approach to classify an image in ArcGIS Lab 3: Vegetation indices – compute VIs in ArcGIS Lab 5: GlobalMapper – generate DSM & DTM Lab 6: GlobalMapper – create 3D profile Lab 8: Calculate volume based on the […]

Can you do this???



.   Processing a terrestrial laser scan of a single tree… (TLS data) #####New libraries to install: concaveman, shapefiles library("lidR") library("rgdal") library("concaveman") library("shapefiles") #####Load Files mypath<- "U:/FANR5640/Spring2019/labs/lab09Data" myfile<- "SingleTree.laz" infile<- file.path(mypath,myfile) lastmp = readLAS(infile, select = "xyzirc")##, Intensity = F, ReturnNumber = F, NumberOfReturn = F, ScanAngle = F, EdgeOfFlightline […]

Process Single Tree – Compute Convex Hulls (version 2)


.   Processing a terrestrial laser scan of a single tree… (TLS data) #####might need to install the concaveman library library("lidR") library("rgdal") library("concaveman") #####Load Files mypath<- "U:/FANR5640/Spring2019/labs/lab09Data" myfile<- "SingleTree.laz" infile<- file.path(mypath,myfile) lastmp = readLAS(infile, select = "xyzirc")##, Intensity = F, ReturnNumber = F, NumberOfReturn = F, ScanAngle = F, EdgeOfFlightline […]

Process Single Tree – Compute Convex Hulls


  #####https://www.rdocumentation.org/packages/lidR/versions/2.0.1 library(“lidR”) library(“rgdal”) library(“EBImage”) #####Load Files mypath<- “/media/biomata/SSD1/Dickens_07Dec18/out” myfile<- “Dickens_07Dec18_llp.las” infile<- file.path(mypath,myfile) lastmp = readLAS(infile, select = “xyzirc”)##, Intensity = F, ReturnNumber = F, NumberOfReturn = F, ScanAngle = F, EdgeOfFlightline = F, ScanDirectionFlag = F, UserData = F, PointSourceId = F, color = T) summary(lastmp) lasd<- lasfilterdecimate(lastmp,random(100)) plot(lasd) […]

dickens llp



Lab 11 RedEdge – Follow-up   We’ve just flown a RedEdge mission out at Lake Herrick resulting in 275, 5-band multispectral images.  Many of the images were acquired using a vertical flight pattern (5m AGL, 6m AGL, …, 200m AGL). The raw imagery has been converted to percent reflectance (DN […]

Lab11 – MicaSense RedEdge-M – Follow-up