Estimation of spatial parameters to be included in 3D mapping for long-term forest road management

Sung-Min Choi1   Hyeongkeun Kweon2   Joon-Woo Lee3,*   

1Korea Forest Engineer Institute, Daejeon 35209, Korea
2Institute of Ecological Restoration, Kongju National University, Yesan 32439, Korea
3Department of Environment and Forest Resources, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea


Point cloud-based 3D maps can obtain many kinds of information for maintenance work on forest road networks. This study was conducted to compare the importance of each factor to select the factors required for the mapping of 3D forest road maps. This can be used as basic data for attribute information required to maintain forest road networks. The results of this study found that out of a total of 30 indexes extracted for mapping 3D forest roads, a total of 21 indexes related to stakeholder groups were significantly different. The importance of the index required by the civil service group was significantly higher than that of the other groups overall. In the case of the academic group, the index importance for cut slope, fill slope, and drainage facility was significantly higher. On the other hand, the index importance for the forestry cooperative and forest professional engineer group was mostly distributed between the civil servants' group and the academic group. In particular, the type of drainage system showed the highest value among the detailed indexes. Overall, drainage related factors in this survey had high coefficient values. The impact of water on forest roads was the most important part in road maintenance. In addition, the soil texture had a high value in relation to slope stability. This is thought to be because the texture of the soil affects the stability of the slope.

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Fig. 1. The composition and career of a survey object group (the first survey). (A) The composition of a survey object group, (B) career of a survey object group.