Identifying Vegetation Attributes Using Lidar Data

Abstract

Aspects of the present invention are directed at using LiDAR data to identify attributes of vegetation. In this regard, a method is provided that allocates points to individual items of vegetation from raw LiDAR data. In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a coordinate position represented in the LiDAR data that generated a return signal. Then, a determination is made regarding whether the selected coordinate position is inside a geographic area allocated to a previously identified item of vegetation. If the selected coordinate position is not within a geographic area allocated to a previously identified item of vegetation, the method determines that the selected coordinate position is associated with a new item of vegetation. In this instance, a digital representation of the new item of vegetation is generated.


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  • Publication: Dec 31, 2008
  • Application: Jun 20, 2008
    WO US 2008/0067720 W
  • Priority: Jun 22, 2007
    US US 76705007 A

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