Category: Crown Structure

Stand Gap Analysis in the Hainich National Park between 2018 and 2020.

Some results from our stand gap analysis for July 2018 , July 2019 and July 2020 are now finished. Some figures below. There is a strong change process in the northern part of the Hainich landscape region in progress – likely dominated by forest management activities . removing the dying beech trees from the stand. Our spatial analysis indicates that...

UPDATE 12.12.2020: Beech Tree Damage Analysis in the Historical Parks – South-West of Berlin

UPDATE 12.12.2020: First classification within the SPSG park regions of four different damage categories was done in December 2020 using the TensorFlow CNN implementation. The first test area is the landscape park area “Glienicke” in the south-west of Berlin. The area shows a severe degradation of beech trees on some locations and is as of now not open for the...

Phantom 4 Multispectral (RTK)

DJI did it again – the leading manufacturer of compact “of the shelve” drone solutions modified the Phantom 4 RTK and added a fully integrated multispectral camera. Those that are working with these (micro)multispectral camera systems on small UAV platforms couldnt really believe this news. DJI modified the Phantom 4 RTK (that turned out to be a game changer in...

The Hainich Flight Campaign

At the end of August 2018 a consortium was initiated by Dr. C. Thiel (DLR) to start a flight campaign within the Hainich national parc area in Thuringia (DLR Jena: Dr. C. Thiel, FSU Jena: Dr. S. Hese, University Göttingen (LS für Bioklimatologie, Prof. Dr. A. Knohl / Dipl.-Ing F. Tiedemann), national parc Hainich: Manfred Grossmann & Andreas Henkel).  The region is...

Hotspot Effects in Micro Copter Data

A shot from last year vegetation point cloud mapping in Brandenburg. Strong Hotspot-Effect visible with easily visible shadow projection of the quadrocopter shape on the tree crown texture. Nice example of this direct back-reflection effect on vegetation (crown surface in this example), although you can also clearly see the same effect on the grassland vegetation in the neighborhood of the tree...