Yearly Archives: 2019


      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



    The MicaSense RedEdge-M a specialized sensor capable of recording reflected energy in the visible blue, green and red wavelengths as well as the non-visible red edge and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Typical response of healthy plants, when compared to stressed plants, is lower in the visible […]

Lab11 – MicaSense RedEdge-M



    Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs):  https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov or https://skyvector.com/ flight planning purposes provides information to airmen which contains pertinent information to increase air safety applies to all pilots drone operators file a NOTAM only if you have a waiver that requires it purposes avoid temporarily restricted areas inform drone pilots […]

Airport Operations