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AWARE/CWFC LiDAR Workshop-Whitecourt

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AWARE/CWFC LiDAR Workshop-Whitecourt

Blue Ridge Lumber

(1km north of the Hamlet of Blue Ridge) Highway 658

Blue Ridge, AB T0E 0B0

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Through presentations and a hands-on tutorial, participants in this workshop will become familiar with LiDAR technology, LiDAR data processing, and the steps involved in producing an enhanced forest inventory. In the hands-on tutorial, participants will learn how to use FUSION, a freely available software package, to both visualize and process LiDAR point clouds. Participates will calculate a digital elevation model (DEM) and a canopy height model (CHM) from a lidar point cloud, as well as calculate a range of metrics from LiDAR data that describe vegetation characteristics. Finally, participants will build linear models to predict forest attributes from these calculated LiDAR metrics. No previous experience with LiDAR or computer programming is required to participate in this workshop.

Each participant will need to have a laptop with the following:

  • Windows 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Excel
  • 5 GB of free disk space

If you do not have a laptop with these specifications, we have a limited number of laptops for use. Please contact us at 604-822-1944 if you would like to reserve one for your use.

The workshop runs from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. Participants will need to provide their own lunch. This workshop is open to West Fraser employees only.

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AWARE/CWFC LiDAR Workshop-Whitecourt

Blue Ridge Lumber

(1km north of the Hamlet of Blue Ridge) Highway 658

Blue Ridge, AB T0E 0B0

Canada

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