Professional Engagement

The Wheatland Lab provides professionals with opportunities for research & development, training, and application of cutting-edge geospatial technologies and tools to solve real-world problems

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Partner-focused Projects

Recommendations for lidar-based Enhanced Forest Inventories in Maine

NEFF Conservation Easement Monitoring

Currently under development

High-resolution Orthophotography & Terrain Modeling

Currently under development

Stockpile Volume Estimation

Currently under development

Acadia Intertidal Monitoring

Currently under development

GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Current Status & Future Trends

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is an active remote sensing technology that is commonly used for mapping 3D terrain, human infrastructure, and forest vegetation structure with high accuracy and precision.

Multispectral​

Multispectral remote sensing technology uses passive airborne and satellite-based sensors to collect optical and thermal image data of the earth for numerous monitoring and mapping applications.

Hyperspectral

Hyperspectral remote sensing technology uses passive airborne and satellite-based sensors to collect optical and thermal image data of the earth for numerous monitoring and mapping applications.  Hyperspectral image data contain hundreds of spectral bands, commonly referred to as image data cubes, and are especially good at discriminating and mapping highly specific vegetation, soil, and mineral features of interest.

sUAS

small Unoccupied Aircraft Systems are fixed-wing and rotor-based platforms used for collecting a variety of remote sensing data for near real-time monitoring and mapping applications.

AI & Emerging Technology

Artifical Intelligence and other emerging technologies will continue to revolutionize geospatial science.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Wheatland Workshops

Upcoming workshops

In-person workshops are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Previous workshops

DateWorkshop Title
1/9/2020Maine GIS Partnership Symposium
1/8/20203D Vegetation Classification
8/14/2019Mapping Maine’s Land Cover – A New Approach
7/23/2019Introduction to LiDAR Enhanced Forest Inventory & High-resolution Wet Areas Mapping in Maine (jointly w/ CFRU)
6/12/2019High-resolution Wet Areas Mapping in Maine (jointly w/ CFRU)
6/11/2019High-resolution Wet Areas Mapping in Maine (jointly w/ CFRU)
6/1/2019Mapping Forest Change from Space – 4-H@UMaine
3/19/2019Terrain & Hydrologic Modeling with LiDAR
3/5/2019Intro to Forest Change Detection – Maine Forest Collaborative
9/8/2018sUAS demo for the 64th Maine Woodland Owners/Maine Tree Farm Forestry Field Day
7/10/2018Intro to Avenza Maps
6/1/2018Intro to Avenza Maps
5/30/20183D Point Clouds for Beginners
5/1/2018Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Data in R
4/24/2018Intro to Avenza Maps
8/18/2017QGIS for Forestry
3/21/2017TimeSync & Google Earth Engine for Monitoring Landscape Change with Landsat Time Series
3/14/2017Intro to Avenza Maps
10/13/2016 – 10/14/2016Modeling 3D Forest Canopy Structure Using LiDAR

 

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