Tool for point cloud data processing from forest environment acquired by terrestrial laser scanner.
Looking for software tool to analyse your TLS data? You just find one! We are glad to present you open-source software application for lidar data segmentation, visualization and export of trees with parameters. Lets start with image gallery and enjoy insight into old-growth forest where this application serve for study forest dynamic. Feel free to download and test it from download page. and leave comment or sugestion at our forum. We are using also ticket system for improvements and bug report.
Project 3D Forest started in year 2010 with my PhD study at Department of Forest Ecology of Public Research Institution of Landscape and Ornamental Gardering. In cooperation with Department of Geoinformation Technologies of Mendel University in Brno. Increasing need of tool for analyze real 3D dimensional data from forest environment was clear across all studies. After extensive searching for the best possible tool for acquiring and processing such data we found terrestrial laser data as the best solution for our needs. Only missing part was still processing tool so we decice to create one by ourself – 3D Forest.
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Krůček, M., Trochta, J., Cibulka, M., & Král, K. (2019). Beyond the cones: How crown shape plasticity alters aboveground competition for space and light—Evidence from terrestrial laser scanning. Agricultural and forest meteorology, 264, 188-199.
Trochta J, Krůček M, Vrška T, Král K (2017) 3D Forest: An application for descriptions of three-dimensional forest structures using terrestrial LiDAR. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176871. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176871
Our application is free for all users. Thanks to licence GPL v3 we can publish our work with garanty that user will never pay for this piece of code.
During our mission we have collected a big amount of data from forest environment. Our datasets has area at least 1 ha on more than 5 plots. If you are intersted in cooperation feel free to contact us.
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Get the latest version of you software, download testing data to play with and discover all features of our application.
Browse throughout user guide to this application and finds all details. All steps are described in our wiki page.
If you do not have your own data, you can try our dataset. Here you can donwload our testing plot (20 x 40 m) consisting of 26 trees with terrain, deadwoods, etc.
Meat our team who resposible for the code.
Senior researcher at VUKOZ research institute, Department of Forest Ecology. Main interests: Remote sensing, Forest dynamics, development stages and patch mosaic of old-growth forest
Ph.D. student at VUKOZ research institute, Department of Forest Ecology. Student of Applied geoinformatics, Mendel University Brno Main interests: Crown modelling, light propagation, UAV data processing
Former Ph.D. student at VUKOZ research institute, Department of Forest Ecology. Student of Applied geoinformatics, Mendel University Brno Main interests: remote sensing, old growth forest dynamics, programing, forest ecology.
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