This project aims to acquire a unique, advanced, high-dimensional dataset of forest canopy cover using a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS)-borne Hyperspectral / LiDAR sensor. This data set will then be analysed with contemporary machine learning methods to classify forest land-cover types of interest to BCWS practitioners. The Eagle Hills field site selected for data acquisition was recently surveyed for biogeoclimatic ecosystem classifications by the Kamloops office of the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Forest, Land, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development (FLNRORD). FLNRORD has shared these ground reference data with the project team to validate the team’s results.
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