2019 Workshop: Lidar and Object-based Classification for Forest Management

image showing imagery, lidar, and an OBIA forest classification in Superior National Forest

A two-day workshop at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Instructors Trevor Host and Keith Pelletier of the UMN Remote Sensing Lab will discuss recent developments in the use of lidar and optical remotely sensed data to conduct object-based image analysis (OBIA) in a forested landscape. OBIA techniques can be used to delineate forest stands, quantify forest structural characteristics, and rapidly evaluate large geophysical datasets. This workshop may be of primary interest to GIS and mapping specialists.

Introductory knowledge of GIS/remote sensing is required for this workshop. There are no prerequisites for object-based image analysis, lidar, or the software we will use in the workshop.

Dates: March 13-14, 2019 
Workshop leaders: Trevor Host and Keith Pelletier, UMN Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN
Cost: $200 SFEC members, $100 students, $350 others
Equipment:
 Please bring your own windows laptop. 
CEUs: This workshop has been rated for 10.5 CAT1 CEU credits by SAF.

View an agenda of the workshop (PDF)
Lidar and Object-based Classification for Forest Management Flyer 
(PDF)

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403