Tag Archives: Vegetation management
Unmanned Aircraft System-Based LiDAR Versus Photogrammetry: A Critical Comparison for Vegetation Management
Because vegetation contact with power lines can lead to outages, fires, and threats to public safety, vegetation management is critical. This research compared the accuracy of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and PhoDAR (aerial images combined with photogrammetric processing) technologies for mapping infrastructure and vegetation.
Understanding Human-Based Transport of Invasive Exotic Plants on Electric Transmission Line Rights-of-Way
States increasingly require personnel who manage vegetation on power line rights-of-way to take measures to reduce the spread of invasive exotic plant species. This research quantified the spread of invasive propagules (seeds or other structures that propagate plants) during typical vegetation management operations and recommends vehicle and personnel cleaning protocols.