Routescene featured at ASPRS Virtual Conference 2020
Routescene UAS LiDAR have featured frequently in projects being presented at the ASPRS Virtual Technical Conference this week.
These presentations were planned as part of the face-to-face Geoweek and ASPRS conference first scheduled for March 2020. They are now part of the ASPRS 2020 Annual Conference Virtual Technical Program, running during the week of 22-26th June 2020.
Don’t miss this presentation on Tuesday 23rd June which illustrates how the Routescene UAS LiDAR System proved its value in a large scale project to LiDAR map an area of the Seward Peninsula in Alaska, USA.
Challenges and Opportunities of UAS LiDAR Mapping of an Arctic Tundra Watershed
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 11:45am Eastern Daylight Time
Presented by Adam Collins – Los Alamos National Laboratory
Author(s): Adam Collins, Christian Andresen, Lauren Charsley-Groffman, Tom Cochran, Julian Dann, Emma Lathrop, Gert Riemersma, Erika Swanson, Andre Tapadinhas, Cathy Wilson
Arctic landscapes are rapidly changing and are expected to become an increasingly large climate forcing component in the future. In order to better understand hydrological and biogeochemical processes governing Arctic landscape evolution across multiple spatial scales, high resolution surface topography and vegetation maps are essential but often unavailable at sufficient spatial and temporal resolution. Field campaigns were conducted in the summers of 2017 and 2018 on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska, USA with a heavy-lift uncrewed aerial system (UAS) and UAV LiDAR instrument to map topography and vegetation at the watershed scale. These campaigns were executed in complex terrain, under a wide range of environmental conditions, with different four- and five-person teams working in close collaboration with Routescene Inc.
In this case study, we discuss the challenges we encountered and overcame, and the new opportunities we uncovered through our UAS based LiDAR campaigns over dense vegetation in the Arctic tundra environment. Data will be presented regarding levels of effort required for successful mission completion, lessons learned, and best practices for safely and efficiently obtaining LiDAR data at the quality necessary to acquire this remarkable high resolution data.
For more information and to register for the presentation click here.