Lets continue with the Talladega National Forest LiDAR dataset… I have provided a link to a KML of the LiDAR panel 625065 extent. Give the site a look in Google Earth to get a better feel for the site (Figure 1). A stream in the northern part of this site […]

Processing LiDAR w/ R – Talladega National Forest


Pixels To Points Help In this lab, you will be processing drone data acquired on February 07, 2020 at the terraced section of the UGA Botanical Garden.  The photos were captured with the DJI Phantom 4 Professional using the DJI Ground Station software running on an iPAD mini; the drone […]

FANR5640/7640 – Global Mapper Pixels to Points


The following instructions step you through the process of connecting to the Warnell Global Mapper license server. If you are interested, you can install Global Mapper on your personal computer or lab machine, too. Download the installation files from the Global Mapper website (https://www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/global-mapper-download.php) and connect to the license server […]

Connect to the Warnell Global Mapper License Server



Part 107 Regulations, Pilot Requirements (my crib notes from RemotePilot101/Lesson1: Rules and Regulations) Definitions: Remote Pilot In Command (PIC) – has the final authority of all sUAS operations; is not necessarily the person controlling the aircraft Visual Observer (VO) – person acting as a flight crew member to help ‘see and […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 4 – Part 107 Rules and Regulations


Part 107 Regulations, Pilot Requirements Basic information and operator must know for flying under the small UAS rule (14 CFR part 107) FAA Commercial Operations Branch: Part 107 UAS Operations Pilot Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old Must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 3 – Part 107 Introduction


Important links: FAA ‘Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun. (YouTube Webinar (0:00 – 11:45) FAA Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations Background The model aircraft community is currently in a state of flux.  Recreational flyers have been operating under the guidelines specified in Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 2 – Hobbyist/Recreational Drone Operations



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