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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 (LEG) currently produces over 25 forest inventory metrics. Having inventoried 6M+ hectares across North America in the last decade, we are well versed in the immense diversity of forests. Leveraging our diverse skillset in airborne remote sensing, LiDAR processing, geospatial analytics, data science, and software development, we offer clients a comprehensive EFI experience. With the use of leading edge equipment, and innovative methodologies, we can deliver rapidly and yield more accurate results than traditional forest inventory methods. Additionally, we support the growth of the Carbon Management sector through Forest Sequestration.

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.

  • Enhanced Forest Inventories
    • Height
      • Max
      • Average
      • Distribution
    • Diameters
      • Quadratic Mean Diameter
      • Diameter Distributions
    • Volume
      • Total
      • Merchantable
      • Product
    • Species
      • Hardwood & Softwood %
    • Base to Live Crown
    • Density
    • Client Specified Metrics
  • Crown Cover and Area

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

  • Canopy Height Model
  • Digital Elevation Model
  • Digital Surface Model
  • Flow Accumulation
  • Contours
  • Hillshade
  • Wet Area Maps
  • Intensity
  • Individual Tree Inventories
  • Stand Delineation
  • Stand Summarized Inventories

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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