We work with:
Research in remote sensing of forest and vegetation,
Environmental monitoring and assessment, mostly national maps,
Education in remote sensing and GIS
Support for SLU's GIS activities
We conduct teaching in Geographical Information Technology (GIT) and Remote Sensing.
A resource for collection and processing of remote sensing data. A meeting place for students, researchers and companies.
An important part of remote sensing is to continuously develop methods for producing national raster databases with estimated variables.
Support to users of GIS software and spatial information (geodata). Internally within SLU.
Laser scanning measures positions on objects using light pulses. Measurement coordinates are used to calculate forest area statistics and estimate different forest parameters.
Digital photogrammetry is the creation of three dimensional (3D) point cloud data by applying image matching to overlapping digital images.
Satellites with optical sensors generate images of the Earth over relatively large areas and are useful in the production of vegetation maps or to estimate specific vegetation parameters.
Radar using satellites as a platform can be used for mapping forests across large areas. The technology is similar to lidar (laser scanning) using electromagnetic waves but is less affected by e.g. cloud coverage.