Drones Solutions for Forestry & Environmental Management
Why use drones in Forestry
Drones, equipped with advanced sensors like LiDAR and multispectral cameras, offer unparalleled precision and detail in forest mapping, tree inventory, and conservation monitoring.
While satellites have traditionally been used for monitoring, they often fall short in terms of image quality and detail. Drones fill this gap with high-resolution, real-time imagery, even in challenging climates. Our drone, high-resolution cameras, and LiDAR technology ensure focused coverage, yielding faster and more high quality data.
Mapping with LiDAR
Dive into the future of forestry with UAV LiDAR solutions. Advanced technology and software enables you to calculate individual tree heights, map forest coverage, and assess vegetation density with unparalleled accuracy. Our drones penetrate dense canopies, producing detailed Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) that bring the forest to your fingertips.
3D Forest Structure Analysis
Drone based LiDAR systems reveal the vertical complexity of forest canopies, offering insights into tree health and forest density that were previously unattainable.
Drones Used In Forestry
Drones have found widespread application in various aspects of forestry, offering valuable tools for improved forest management and environmental consulting.
Within this realm, the Mavic 3 Enterprise series presents three specialized variants:
- The M3E Enterprise model is perfectly suited for efficient photogrammetry mapping, enabling precise and detailed forest mapping to assess tree health, density, and growth patterns.
- The M3T Thermal variant is particularly valuable for tasks requiring thermal imaging, making it an excellent choice for wildlife monitoring, where it can detect animals even in low-light conditions.
- The M3M Multispectral version proves indispensable in the management of plant health. It provides the ability to analyze forest vegetation's condition and identify potential stressors or diseases affecting the ecosystem.
The Mavic 3 Enterprise series, known for its compact size and affordability, serves as an accessible entry point for those starting their drone journey in forestry and environmental consulting.
On the other hand, the Matrice 30 series offers a larger platform equipped with a powerful zoom camera and thermal capabilities. This robust drone is tailored for rugged applications, demonstrating superior weather resistance and wind resilience, ideal for tasks like forest monitoring and wildfire detection.
For the utmost in durability and flexibility concerning payload compatibility, the Matrice 350 series stands out. Clients frequently choose this platform due to its versatility in accommodating various payloads, including LiDAR and Multispectral sensors. These sensors can be utilized in forestry applications to gather precise data on forest structure, biomass, and canopy cover, aiding in comprehensive forest assessment and management.
Aerial LiDAR Sensors for Forestry
These lightweight LiDAR sensors are specifically designed for seamless integration with drones like the DJI Matrice 350.
Among these LiDAR options, the Zenmuse L2 stands as DJI's flagship LiDAR system. Its primary advantage lies in its complete integration with the Matrice 300 series drones. Our clients highly appreciate this combination, as it encompasses all aspects of flight planning and provides live data preview directly on the DJI remote controller, ensuring user-friendliness and efficiency.
On the other hand, the GreenValley LiAir X3 Series is the preferred system utilized by our Drone Service team for extensive LiDAR surveys, especially in large areas. This system is the tool of choice for surveyors who require maximum control over their data. Importantly, it is also compatible with the Matrice 300 series, further enhancing its versatility and suitability for various surveying and mapping applications.
Multispectral cameras are specifically engineered for compatibility with DJI Matrice 300 and Matrice 350 drones. However, they can also be seamlessly integrated with other drones available in the market, as long as these drones possess the required lifting capacity.
The AgEagle MicaSense series offers state-of-the-art multispectral imaging solutions, making them an ideal choice for advanced applications in agriculture, environmental monitoring, forestry, and land management.
Drone Mapping Software
The data collected by your drone sensor represents just a single phase in the process. Utilizing post-processing software like PIX4D, you can transform your raw data into valuable and informative deliverables.
Our advanced training goes beyond basic piloting, focusing on areas like surveying and mapping.
This includes photogrammetry, LiDAR mapping, and drone operations.
Benefit from hands-on training with our professional drone services team, who will demonstrate industry-standard practices and techniques.