Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

NAIP Derived Point Clouds for Forest Monitoring Webinar

An Overview of NAIP Derived Point Clouds for Forest Monitoring Webinar 


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 Sept 15, 2020, 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT


  1 hour


  FREE for SAF Members; $10 for Nonmembers


  1.0 CFE in Category 1


Webinar Description

This presentation addresses sampling efficiency with auxiliary NAIP CSMs, forest yield modeling performance relative to lidar and frame-based imagery (pushbroom and frame-based imagery perform differently), and provides visual comparison with equivalent lidar for multiple states. This webinar is brought to you by SAF's Inventory and Biometrics (A1) Working Group. 

Learning objectives

  1. Describe NAIP Pushbroom DAP technology.
  2. Explain how DAP contributes to forest inventory.
  3. Compare and relate the performances of DAP, lidar, and landsat for forest inventory.

Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is intended for foresters and natural resource professionals, and anyone seeking to learn more about the application of NAIP derived point clouds for forest monitoring.


Working groups are another way to receive, contribute, and add value to your SAF membership. Learn more about SAF Working Groups or join the A1 Working Group. 


Meet the Presenters


Jacob Strunk
Statistician, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
As a member of the Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing (VMaRS) team, Jacob's work focuses on forest modeling, sampling, and estimation, especially with auxiliary remote sensing data. He is also involved in efforts to quantify and improve positioning under forest canopy. In his free time, Jacob enjoys snorkeling and jumping on the trampoline with his children, traveling, and reading a good novel.


James Westfall (Moderator)
Research Forester, USDA Forest Service

James is a Research Forester for the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the USFS Northern Research Station and also is the leader of the National Inventory and Monitoring Applications Center. His work primarily focuses on sampling, estimation, and modeling research, as well as providing technical expertise on forest inventory from local to international extent. He has served as an author or reviewer of 200+ publications.



Event date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00