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Janne Toivonen.

Measuring forests from the ground and the sky

Drones have quickly become a widely used tool for forest mapping, but traditional field work still maintains its footing. By combining different types of data, it is possible to find the most cost-effective method for forest inventory.

  • Text Marianne Mustonen
  • Photos Raija Törrönen and Petteri Packalen
Janne Toivonen.
Forestry student, Research Assistant Janne Toivonen.
Sites on map.
Cameras were attached to a drone.
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Photos taken by the drone cameras can be used to create a 3D image point cloud that resembles laser scanning data.
Mikko Kukkonen.
Postdoctoral Researcher Mikko Kukkonen

“The best thing about being a forest scientist is that I get to study something that I find both interesting and important.”

Mikko Kukkonen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mikko Kukkonen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Profile picture: Petteri Packalen

Petteri Packalen