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Timber Volume Quantification using Cloud-based Image Processing XRPA 1400

Intro to Forest Health Quantification Using RPAS Part-time Studies 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

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of XRPA 1400 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49001

Duration

Mon Nov 14 - Sat Nov 19 (4 days)

  • 4 days
  • CRN 49001
  • $227.83
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 14 - Nov 18 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 11:30 Online
Nov 19 Sat 12:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2770
Instructor

Eric Saczuk

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.
Status

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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