In the pursuit of enhancing the Smart Chainsaw field study, the integration of drone flights will further improve our data collection. With careful planning, we conducted drone flights over two study plots, amassing over 12 000 overlapping photos in the last two days. These images will be utilized to create accurate georeferenced photogrammetric models of the field plots. The drone-acquired reference data will be crucial in assessing the spatial positioning of the felled stem sections, as well as their dimensions.
With this valuable dataset at our disposal, we are excited to analyze and synthesize the information, further advancing the development and optimization of smart forest practices.