Vegetation Network

The Vegetation Application Network focuses on ways LiDAR data can be used to map different aspects of vegetation.

Example applications:

  • Tree Canopy Coverage
  • Tree Canopy Heights
  • Vegetation/Biomass Density
  • Forest Management & Planning
  • Riparian Forest Buffers
  • Viewsheds (with tree canopy incorporated)
  • Serving out the LiDAR data as an LAS Datasets
  • Analyzing vegetation using the LAS Dataset Toolbar in ArcMap
Forest canopy height calculated from LiDAR and used to identify poor, average, and superior sites for growing trees. Source: Brubaker, Johnson, Leites, 2014