As a research base for the world's most advanced research in the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), young researchers who are internationally active are invited to have the public seminar of “Laser Scanning Technology in Forest Measurement” for the international collaborative research and graduate students at the Forest Resources Division of the Institute of Mountain Science.

The invited visiting professor, Dr. Matti Vaaja, is an assistant professor (digital photogrammetry) at Aalto University and one of the members of the research team led by Prof. Dr. Juha Hyyppä, the most cited researcher in the field of laser scanning (surveying), the distinguished visiting professor at Shinshu University and the Directors of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research granted by Academy of Finland. Dr. Matti Vaaja is a young expert n 3D measuring technology and point cloud models, with excellent achievements in forest measurement based on airborne, UAV and mobile laser scanning technologies. He came to Japan at the end of September 2017, and has a public seminar of "Laser Scanning Technology and Applications" in English for about two hours on every Thursday afternoon. It is a tough seminar that can stimulate students to study. We welcome undergraduates and graduate students to attend this seminar. Please contact Prof. Masato Katoh who is in charge of acceptance.

  1. Introduction to laser scanning technology 
  2. Airborne laser scanning technology
  3. Terrestrial laser scanning and indoor 3D mapping
  4. Mobile laser scanning and sensor integration
  5. Individual tree detection based on MLS and TLS data (assignment I)
  6. Mobile laser scanning and data processing
  7. Stem curve measurements based on MLS and TLS data (assignment II)
  8. Change detection of MLS based digital terrain models (assignment III)
  9. Registration of different data sources (assignment IV)
  10. Presentation of the reports

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The visiting professor, Dr. Matti Vaaja, is lecturing for the students

The condition of the seminar

Prof. Masato Katoh is translating and explaining for the Japanese students

One of students is asking questions in English