Walnut Gulch w/channel morphology
The University of Wyoming owns an Optech ILRIS 3-D laser scanning system. This system is designed to be run by a single operator, operates at 1500 nm wavelength (eye safe) and has a resolution from <10 mm to +10 m with accuracy of ~ 7mm @ 100m range.
Urban forest characterization project / Tree canopy project
Urban planners and foresters are increasingly interested in the amount, location and condition of trees in the city. A procedure has been developed that uses digital color orthophotos and LiDAR data to map and evaluate the urban forest resource more accurately. The LiDAR data is used to identify objects based on a height threshold.
The tree canopy map was prepared by using industry standard best procedures for determining object heights from LiDAR data, coupled with the use of an ancillary infrastructure layer to edit out tall objects that are not trees.
Little Laramie River project
WY focuses on the use of airborne LiDAR to quantify topographic detail that will aid in the understanding of why The Laramie river is anastomosing.
Landcover mapping, ground-based, Laramie project
The high resolution images from satellite platforms are well suited for landcover classification. When coupled with high-resolution DEM (LIDAR), the classification accuracy is increased for woody vegetation.