Mississippi, USA, 28 June 2006: Forest One Inc. was recently awarded a multi-year contract by the US Forest Services to develop new software and algorithms that will transform Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data into usable forest inventory biometric information.
This project will leverage Forest One’s capabilities in forest biometrics and LiDAR data processing. The primary objective of the project is to improve existing methods for detecting and describing individual trees using LiDAR data, which is similar to Radar data but more detailed. To accomplish this goal, Forest One will build upon prior work done in the US Southeast. The US Forest Service will use the resulting technology to make its Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program more efficient and accurate.