UAV/lidar Data Analytics

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  1. Explore different types of UAS
  2. Flight plan preparation - use Trimble Aerial Imaging (Assignment 2A) and GRASS GIS (Assignment 2B)
  3. Processing the data to create orthophoto and DSM using Agisoft Photoscan and OpenDroneMap
  4. GIS-based analysis of UAS derived data geoprocessing outputs
  5. Multiple return lidar data analysis and visualization
  6. Fusion of lidar and UAV data
  7. Create a script to process multiple raster or vector maps
  8. Impact of terrain change on landscape processes: dynamic simulation on fused lidar/UAS DsM time series