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LiDAR Based Forestry Management & Enhanced Forest Inventory

Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG) has developed a Forest Management Solution integrating Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) with LiDAR terrain and surface products. Our Forestry Management Solution offers forest professionals the combination of forest metrics and terrain data that lead to an improved management strategy and efficient operations on the ground. By enhancing the knowledge of a landbase for forest managers and operators, Leading Edge Geomatics enables them to

  • Lower operational costs
  • Identify high value wood products
  • Analyze variation in forest growth and performance
  • Increase safety
  • Reduce negative environmental impacts
  • Improve change detection
  • Predict accurate forest metrics accounting for within stand variability across the landbase

Revolutionizing Forestry – Strategically, Tactically and Operationally

Leading Edge Geomatics currently produces over 25 different forest inventory metrics. LEG’s EFI is developed through a combination of spectral and LiDAR data, which are combined with a series of field plots. Using state of the art equipment and methodologies, LEG’s EFI measures each tree in the forest with forest metrics delivered on every 400m2  (1/10th acre) across the landbase. LEG’s EFI metrics are delivered rapidly and yield more accurate results than traditional forest inventory methods.

The cost of a Forest Management Solution is comparable to traditional inventory methods with a lower overall cost of ownership. Existing clients have experienced payback of initial investment of 18 months.


  • Height
  • Diameter Distributions
  • Quadratic Mean Diameter
  • Volume (by DBH)
  • Basal Area

Our innovative team continually works with clients to derive new metrics to enable our forestry solutions.


  • Hardwood/Softwood %
  • Crown Cover
  • Crown Area
  • Base to Live Crown
  • Density

Forest metrics can be predicted to client specifications.

LiDAR Based Forestry Management & Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI)

Contact Leading Edge Geomatics today to learn more on how we can support your forest management needs.

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