Monthly Archives: July 2018

First results from LiDAR UAV acquisition available

In spring 2018 the first LiDAR UAV acquisition has been conducted with the Riegl RiCOPTER VUX-1LR. Thirteen strips were flown for a 4D-FORMAT test plot in Fürstenfeld (Austria) resulting in point densities ranging from 8.000 to 20.000 pts/m² including multi echoes. Figures below show flight preparation, conduction, intensity coloured and RGB coloured point cloud respectively.

 

  

  

Ongoing Ground Truth Measurments

During the snow free period the 4D-FORMAT team conducts ground truth measurements of soil moisture, which are collected simultaneously during Sentinel-1 overflights. The test areas for probing comprise selected forest types and open agricultural land for calibration.