Accurate Data Down
to the Centimetre
A natural vegetation map is an incredibly useful tool for a variety of applications across a number of industries. Vegetation mapping provides critical information for any land manager and the data can be analyzed to help manage forests, wildlife, watersheds, forest fires, and more. At FulcrumAir, we utilize high-tech equipment, including LiDAR, RGB, hyperspectral, and corona cameras. LiDAR, in particular, provides an extremely high level of topographic detail, and the data can be used to determine tree heights, mill inputs, canopy measurements, volume estimates and more. We also utilize photogrammetry software to extract more specific data from the aerial survey imagery.
An Essential Aspect Of Your Project
The Importance of
Aerial Vegetation Mapping
Vegetation mapping can help to establish baseline data sets to determine the overall health of an ecosystem. LiDAR and other sensors collect the necessary data with a high degree of accuracy for identification and classification. Plant diversity is measured through spatial distribution and species richness, both of which can be easily obtained from drone data.
Identify and Manage
Invasive species may include weeds and other noxious vegetation. A vegetation map is useful for taking an inventory of the population and may be used as a means for change detection monitoring to evaluate variants within the ecosystem over time. Change detection analysis is essential for determining comprehensive land use and urban forestry planning.
Assess Forest Fire
Risks and Damages
Vegetation maps can help scientists determine the risk of forest fires and develop a proactive plan to minimize potential damages. Maps can also be used to assess the damage of a previous fire or another disaster, and the data can be analyzed to extract information regarding air, water, and soil quality. You can also utilize the data sets for recovery modelling.
How We Perform Vegetation Mapping