3D Point Clouds

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Superior National Forest

High-resolution photogrammetric point clouds are used for forest modeling

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SNF - Rookie Lake

A lake in Superior National Forest with significant emergent aquatic vegetation. UAS imagery derived point cloud.

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Cloquet Forestry Center - Fisher

A photogrammetric point cloud of a multi-use site at the Cloquet Forestry Center that is being managed for Fisher habitat

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SNF - Height normalized

Height normalized point cloud

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SNF - Lookout A

Mixed forest region in Superior National Forest. High diversity of tree species creates an interesting landscape.

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Spruce Study Plot

A grid of spruce trees are used for treatment testing

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UMN - Minneapolis

East and West banks of the Minneapolis campus

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UMN - St. Paul Fall

2016 Fall imagery collection of the St. Paul campus.

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Middle River

The Middle River follows a sinuous fluvial pattern as it flows into Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin.

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Timber Harvest Area

A timber harvest in the Superior National Forest. Monitoring tree regeneration in harvested areas is an important part of sustainable forestry.

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SNF Lookout Height

Height normalized point cloud composite of three missions. Oct 4, 2017.

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St. Michael's

St Michael's cemetery in Stillwater, MN. This point cloud is a combination of UAS derived points and lidar ground points

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CFC East 2018

The Cloquet Forestry Center is a University research center

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HWRC Grounds

The Hubachek Wilderness Research Center pine plantations in October 2017.

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Erickson road near Cloquet river in Independence, MN



Our mission is to advance the development and application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to inventory and monitor natural resources and environment through research and outreach. Much of the research is conducted in cooperation with public agencies in Minnesota. In addition faculty associated with the RSGAL are actively involved with instruction and graduate education.



Saint Paul, MN

(612) 624-3459

University of Minnesota

Department of Forest Resources

1530 Cleveland Ave North

St. Paul, MN 55108


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