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Timber Volume Quantification using Cloud-based Image Processing XRPA 1400

Intro to Forest Health Quantification Using RPAS Course

Course details

​This course starts with a thorough overview of how digital surface and terrain models (DSM and DTM) are created and the different options for establishing relative and absolute accuracy using camera calibration and ground control points (GCPs). Based on an accurate DSM, specific techniques for estimating timber volume are presented and discussed. The final steps are to present the means which these digital timber volume estimates can be verified in the field.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.0

Cost

$227.83

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XRPA 1400 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90095

Duration

Mon Mar 20 - Sat Mar 25 (4 days)

  • 4 days
  • CRN 90095
  • $227.83
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 20 - Mar 25 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 11:30 Online
Mar 20 - Mar 25 Sat 12:30 - 15:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$227.83

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. The field lab on Saturday for this course will take place at the BCIT Burnaby Campus.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to;

  • Create digital surface models for the purpose of determining timber volume estimation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess horizontal and vertical accuracy of a DSM.
  • Interpret DSM for the purpose of estimating timber volume
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess the accuracy of timber volume estimation
  • Apply field techniques to quantify timber volume for the purpose of comparison to DSM data.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Timber Volume Quantification using Cloud-based Image Processing (XRPA 1400) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Introduction to Forest Health Quantification with RPAS
    Microcredential Part-time

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