Enhanced forest inventory practice using immersive visualisation and measurement of dense point cloud data

Enhanced forest inventory practice using immersive visualisation and measurement of dense point cloud data

The aim of this project was to provide Australian commercial forest growers and forest service providers with knowledge of and access to a VR-based visualization software application. 

The project enabling 3D immersive remote assessments of individual trees using dense point cloud data. The primary  question or measure that defined the project is whether forestry field operators could successfully undertake tree stem assessments using forest point clouds data in an immersive VR environment?

The data employed in this project has been separately acquired using both laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques and using a mix University of South Australia projects (FWPA PNC326-131 and PNC377-1516). 

The VR software application is available for public use and testing. 

Please contact Dr. Winyu Chinthammit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to obtain the download link to the software.

 

Amended_Final_Report_PNC464-1718.pdf

Our acknowledgment

In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our acknowledgment