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An Introduction to Forest Mensuration and Survey

Learn about the forest mensuration, tree measuring devices and forest surveys from this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course, Forest Mensuration and Survey, you will learn how to measure the physical attributes of various kinds of trees and you will be introduced to different types of forest surveys, as well as the tools used for conducting these surveys. You will also learn the theories of 'tree form' and the rules for measuring the height and diameter of trees. This is great knowledge for anyone working regularly with forests.
An Introduction to Forest Mensuration and Survey
  • Durée

    4-5 Heures
  • Students

    209
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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In this free online course, Forest Mensuration and Forest Survey, you will learn the rules for measuring the physical attributes of various kinds of trees and the general guidelines for conducting forest surveys. The theories of Tree Form and the factors that affect the stem profile of trees will be explained in the first section of this course. You will be introduced to the advantages and disadvantages of the instruments that are used to measure tree diameter and height.

Next, you will study the stages involved in conducting forest surveys. You will be learning about the classifications of surveys as well as the types of measurements involved in carrying out these surveys. You will also learn the objectives and concepts of Sampling. Thereafter, you will be introduced to the subject of Photogrammetry. The principles and common methods of photogrammetry will be outlined and you also learn the general requirements for taking good photographs.

Finally, you will study the principles of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), applications of LIDAR and also the individual components that make up these systems. This course will interest students studying forestry, forest management, land surveying or photogrammetry. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to broaden their knowledge in forests and tree growth. Why wait, start this course today!

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