SYSSIFOSS project video on the potential of synthetic LiDAR data in forestry applications

Do you want to find out about the potential of simulating LiDAR data over synthetic forest stands and the steps to get there? Get to know the SYSSIFOSS research project in the video below!

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In SYSSIFOSS we are using 3D LiDAR forest data to create a database of diverse model trees (different species and characteristics). Using tree positions and parameters provided by a forest growth simulator, 3D forest scenes will be assembled from these model trees. They serve as input for the Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator (HELIOS). Based on the resulting simulations, we will conduct a sensitivity analysis to identify the most important factors influencing LiDAR based forest inventories. Furthermore, we will investigate the potential of synthetic data to minimize the amount of field data collection.

SYSSIFOSS is a joint project between the Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IFGG) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the 3DGeo Research Group of Heidelberg University. It is furthermore closely linked to the HELIOS project.

Find further details about the SYSSIFOSS project on the project website, in recent blogposts, or on Twitter (#SYSSIFOSS).

SYSSIFOSS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – project number: 411263134.