A view from on high: LiDAR

Acorn uses a variety of technological approaches to make our credits verifiable, our mission possible, and our activities scalable. LiDAR is one of those technologies. But what exactly is it, and how do we apply it? In this blog post, we'll give you a brief overview.

LiDAR: a quick view

LiDAR (an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging) is a sensor that creates a 3D representation of the object it measures. Placed on an airplane and flown over the agroforestry plots of interest, it creates a digital twin of these locations.

The added value

LiDAR helps us validate and enrich the data collected by the field officers. LiDAR helps us calibrate our models by 3D mapping agroforestry plots, allows us to get a better understanding of the ecological region, and enriches the ground truth data already gathered.

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