Volume XXXIX-B8
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 413-417, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-413-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B8, 413-417, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-413-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  30 Jul 2012

30 Jul 2012

FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BY STANDING TREE VOLUME ESTIMATION USING AERIAL STEREO PHOTOS

T. Kamiya1, H. Koizumi1, J. Wang1, and A. Itaya2 T. Kamiya et al.
  • 1System Technologies Laboratories, NEC System Technologies, Ltd., 8916-47, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0101, Japan
  • 2Faculty of Bioresources, Mie University, 1577, Kurimamachiya, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan

Keywords: Forestry, GIS, DSM/DTM, Aerial Photo, Stereo

Abstract. Forest resource management usually requires much human labour for the field survey to keep the data up-to-date especially for the mountainous area. Furthermore, forest resources start to draw more and more attention not only as lumber resources but also as biomass resources in terms of alternative energy. This paper describes a novel system for forest resource management based on threedimensional data acquired from stereo matching of aerial photographs. The proposed system consists of image analysis of aerial photograph for forest resource estimation, and a GIS system aiming at better management of the forest resources. We have built a prototype GIS system and applied it to the experiment forest in Mie prefecture, Japan.