Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR for High Resolution Forest Inventory
Wood and Bark ID
Tree Inventory with Aerial Remote Sensing
About the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative
Led by Songlin Fei, professor and the Dean’s Remote Sensing Chair, the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative (iDiF) at Purdue University is leveraging digital technology and multidisciplinary expertise to measure, monitor and manage urban and rural forests to maximize social, economic and ecological benefits.
Our multidisciplinary research team is developing digital platforms and strategies that will revolutionize forestry and build a globally competitive next generation workforce for the information age.
Location data—information about the geographic position of objects or structures—is a fast-growing technology used to power self-driving cars, send offers to customers when they’re near their favorite restaurants or shops, or find a misplaced phone. Now scientists at Purdue University…
Forest management primarily uses conventional methods that have not changed in decades, including manual measurement of individual trees. This is time consuming and infeasible for large forests, he says. “We want to help transition the field to data-driven, AI-supported precision…
About Next Moves
In 2013, Purdue University included plant sciences among the investment that would reinforce the university’s stature as a world-class institution, a plan called Purdue Moves.