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Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR)

Become an expert on LiDAR data and systems with this step-to-step course, starting from scratch

This video remote sensing online course gives detailed and broad information about how LiDAR systems works, their usability and interpretation.
According to Wanger et al, LiDAR is a growing technology used in environmental research to collect information about the Earth, such as vegetation and tree species. Earth observation images, acquired from satellites, have been used for years in earth monitoring. In respect to forest monitoring, satellite imagery does not contain information about tree height, diameter at breast height and stem density amongst many other important parameters for monitoring forest health at tree level. In the last couple of decades, LiDAR data acquired from airborne platforms has been increasingly used for forest monitoring, urban planning, archaeology, biodiversity and automated driving. Using this technology, the commercial forestry sector managed a 40% reduction of the expensive fieldwork that cost them millions of dollars annually.
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Learn how to process LiDAR data

Learn this fast growing Earth Observation Domain

Just listen to these videos and you will become an expert on LiDAR systems in a fraction of time!

Course curriculum

  1. 01
  2. 02
    • Lesson 2: How LiDAR systems work

    • Lesson 3: Introduction to discrete and full-waveform LiDAR

    • Lesson 4: Types according to the way they are carried

    • Lesson 5: Types according to the way the pulses are emitted

    • Quiz 1

  3. 03
    • Lesson 6: Introduction to your first metrics (Digital Elevation Model, Digital Terrain Model and Canopy Height Model)

    • Lesson 7: Tree delineation using the Watershed Algorithm

    • Lesson 8: Further tree delineation approaches

  4. 04
    • Lesson 9: Discrete versus full-waveform LiDAR data

    • Lesson 10: Comparison of data collected using the Leica ALS50_v2 sensor

    • Lesson 11: Echo Decomposition for peak point extraction

    • Lesson 12: Voxelisation of full-waveform LiDAR data

    • Quiz 2

  5. 05
    • Lesson 13: Introduction to binary files

    • Lesson 14: Discrete LiDAR LAS files formats

    • Lesson 15: Full-waveform LiDAR LAS file formats

    • Lesson 16: How to calculate the positions of the waveform samples

    • Lesson 17: The Pulsewaves file format

  6. 06
    • Lesson 18: Sample of available software for interpreting LiDAR data

  7. 07
    • Lesson 19: Biodiversity

    • Lesson 20: Forest health monitoring

    • Lesson 21: Urban planning

    • Lesson 22: Wood trade

    • Lesson 23: Archaeology

    • Lesson 24: Automated Driving

    • Quiz 3

  8. 08
    • Lesson 25: Multi-Spectral LiDAR

    • Lesson 26: Atmospheric LiDAR

    • Lesson 27: Bathymetric LiDAR

What will you learn?

  • Learn how LiDAR systems work

  • Understand the differences between discrete and full-waveform LiDAR data

  • Learn how to tackle issues using LiDAR in various application areas

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of various LiDAR systems

  • Acquire an understanding of many algorithms used for interpreting LiDAR data

  • Become aware of various available software able to process LiDAR data

Any Prerequisites?

  • Basic knowledge of Earth Observation (optional)

  • A simple laptop or desktop computer to watch the lectures

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About your Instructor

Dr Milto Miltiadou is a researcher of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment, Eratorshenes Research Centre, which is based at Cyprus University of Technology. She studied her doctor of Engineering (EngD) at University of Bath, United Kingdom, with full studentship awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and specialised on efficient accumulation, analysis and visualisation of full-waveform (FW) LiDAR data in a volumetric representation with applications to forestry. During her EngD, she gained experience in both academia and industrial innovation through her placements at Airborne Research Facility of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom and Interpine Group Ltd, New Zealand. She further presented her research at many well-established international and national conferences and she was invited to give lectures about full-waveform LiDAR data at the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Brazil, the National Technological University of Athens, Greece and the University of Bari, Italy. It further worth mentioning that, from an early age, she showed exceptional performance and has been acknowledged with multiple awards in mathematics, physics and arts. Additionally, during her studies and work, she gained significant professional and life skills through extra-curricular activities, which include organising writing retreats and collecting feedback for improving student experience as the student representative.

Milto Miltiadou

Remote Sensing Researcher and Software Developer

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