UAV Lidar mapping for rockfall Risk Estimation

UAV Lidar mapping for rockfall Risk Estimation

written by Martin Wegmann
m

March 5, 2021

The area of the rockfall event above vineyards within a nature protection zone

Due to a recent rockfall event and in order to analyze the landscape conditions within this area did we conduct a UAV Lidar mapping campaign in Thüngersheim, close to Würzburg. The main aim was to retrieve necessary environmental information about this specific area in very high spatial resolution to understand the causes of this rockfall and the potential future developments. In collaboration with soil scientists from the University of Würzburg our UAV data does contribute to the rockfall risk estimation.

We covered the larger area with large research UAVs carrying a Lidar sensor that allows to retrieve ground level information as well as the height of the vegetation.

Further information will be acquired in the next days in order to gain more insights into the landscape conditions.

Actual surface properties without vegetation cover is retrieved. The detailed soil properties can be clearly distinguished.

you may also like:

AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 will continue

AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 will continue

We are pleased that the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMLE) last week confirmed the extension of our AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 project for the next two years. Together with our project partners, we are very excited and look forward to further developing...

Invited talk at the Eratosthenes Center of Excellence in Cyprus

Invited talk at the Eratosthenes Center of Excellence in Cyprus

Invited talk at the Eratosthenes Center of Excellence in Cyprus   Prof. Dr. Hannes Taubenböck was invited to give an online talk at the Eratosthenes Center of Excellence in Cyprus. The title of his presentation was “Our urban world – Dynamics, dimensions and...

Our urban Earth Observation research is part of CAIDAS

Our urban Earth Observation research is part of CAIDAS

Hannes Taubenboeck is also linked to the CAIDAS, which is the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg which aims to develop AI methods, new research topics and the transfer into applications. This is...