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The objective of the " Tree Extraction " project organized by EuroSDR (European Spatial data Research) and ISPRS (International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) was to evaluate the quality, accuracy, and feasibility of automatic tree extraction methods, mainly based on laser scanner data. In the final report of the project, Kaartinen and Hyyppä(More)
Successful implementation of projects under the REDD+ mechanism, securing payment for storing forest carbon as an ecosystem service, requires quantification of biomass. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) is a relevant technology to enhance estimates of biomass in tropical forests. We present the analysis and results of modeling aboveground biomass (AGB) in a(More)
Canopy height distributions were created from small-footprint airborne laser scanner data for mature coniferous forest in two forest areas in Norway. In total, 82 and 70 georeferenced field sample plots and 39 and 38 forest stands were measured in the two areas, respectively. The average sampling densities were 1.2 m-2 and 0.9 m-2. Height percentiles, mean(More)
Background: REDD+ implementation requires establishment of a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forest carbon changes. A challenge for MRV is the lack of satellite based methods that can track not only deforestation, but also degradation and forest growth, as well as a lack of historical data that can serve as a basis for a reference(More)
High-resolution datasets from Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) provide information to extract the outline of single tree crowns. Laser echoes with spatial coordinates inside these single-tree crowns give the ability of measuring biophysical properties and to classify species of these single-trees. Species classification by ALS-data is based on differences in(More)
Background: There is a need for new satellite remote sensing methods for monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks. Advanced RADAR instruments on board satellites can contribute with novel methods. RADARs can see through clouds, and furthermore, by applying stereo RADAR imaging we can measure forest height and its changes. Such height changes are related to(More)
Tremendous advances in the construction and assessment of forest attribute maps and related spatial products have been realized in recent years, partly as a result of the use of remotely sensed data as an information source. This review focuses on the current state of techniques for the construction and assessment of remote sensing-based maps and addresses(More)