2022 Operational Lidar Inventory (OLI) Meeting

Virtual Zoom Meeting

April 6, 2022, 9am – 5pm, PDT


The Operational Lidar Inventory (OLI) virtual meeting was held on April 6th, 2022. The meeting focused on operational and near-operational remote sensing technologies in forest inventory and monitoring. Contact Jacob Strunk if you have a question about this meting.


*Click on any of the linked titles below to view the recording of that presentation. Please note the recordings are password protected and all paid attendees will receive the password by email.

8:30        Welcome / IntroJacob Strunk, USFS, FIA (PDF)

8:45        Current status and application of airborne lidar in Canadian forest inventory programsPiotr Tompalski, Canadian Forest Service (PDF)

9:15        Individual tree detection and characterization using high-density UAS lidar dataBob McGaughey, USFS, PNW (PDF)

9:45        Break / Optional Breakout

10:00     A fast algorithm for estimation of stem dimensions, lean and sweep irrespective the position of the treeBogdan Strimbu, OSU (PDF)

10:30     FVS Growth Projections from Lidar kNN InventoryJacob Strunk, USFS, FIA (PDF)

11:00     Multi-year Photogrammetric Point Cloud QA ApproachesJonathan Kane, UW, PFC (PDF)

11:30     Exploring the innovation potential of single photon lidar for large area forest inventoriesJoanne White, Canadian Forest Service (PDF)

12:00     Lunch Break / Optional Discussion Session: Mike Parlow and Cam Brown, ForSite, Individual Tree and Area-Based Tradeoffs with a 15 min presentation on “LiDAR and Satellite for Species Identification” (PDF)

12:30     Integrating imagery into the lidar classification workflowAndrew Brenner, QSI (PDF)

1:00     Assessment of individual tree detection algorithms from Lidar  – Aaron Sparks, Univ. of  Idaho (PDF)

1:30     Remote Sensing Forest Inventory Modeling Database, DAP Project – Andrew Cooke, Univ. of WA (PDF)

2:00     Vegetation structure model updates from the Forest Service Pacific Northwest RegionKarin Wolken, USFS, R6 (PDF)

2:30     Break / Optional Breakout

3:00     TLS data to estimate aboveground biomass of open-grown urban and rural forest treesGeorgios Areseniou et.al., Mich. State U. (PDF)

3:30     Improving site index resolution with Lidar and satellite imagery to refine growth model predictions  – Tom Baribault, Mason, Bruce & Girard (PDF)

4:00     Coarse woody debris detection on the Malheur National Forest using airborne laser scanning  – Laura Dempsey, N. Carolina St. Univ. (PDF)

4:30     Specifying geospatial data product characteristics for forest and fuel management applicationsArjan Meddens, WA State University (PDF)

5:00     Adjourn


  • Regular Registration: $50
  • Student Registration: Free, but please make sure to register so you can receive the information on how to access the meeting.


Recordings of the 2022 OLI annual meeting presentations will be available after the event. You must register to view the recordings.

SAF CFE Credits:
Workshop attendees will be eligible for 7 CAT 1 SAF CFE credits.

ISA CEU Credits:
This workshop has been approved for CEU’s under the ISA Certification Program. Arborist: 6.5, Utility: 6.5, Municipal: 6.5, BCMA Management: 6.5