Spatial geoinformation is a necessity for cultivating sustainable natural resource management and a green economy. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has enabled a technological leap forward to further the acquisition of detailed spatial geoinformation. By using ALS, one can collect geometrically accurate point clouds. These 3D data sets that use single- or multi-temporal point clouds enable a wide range of applications in the field of natural resource management. Adding a time dimension provides 4D geoinformatics. Multi-temporal geodata offers information about the history of our environment, and the 4D data can be used in modeling and simulating the future. Forests, agricultural fields, bodies of water, and urban green areas are essential natural resources, and Forest GIS Lab contribute information about the following subjects:
  • Forest mapping and inventory
  • Improving logistics and timing in wood raw material supply chain
  • Determination of forest value
  • Enhancing forests’ added values using 4D GIS
  • Monitoring changes in natural resources
  • Developing Geospatial nD-models in land use, forest, and urban management planning in various scales
  • Providing 4D GIS analyses and modeling, e.g., in the assessment of environmental impacts and risks, well-being effects, and forestry and agricultural impacts on water resources

Links to courses and teaching:

Forest resources and geoinformation

Geoinformation and remote sensing