Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 68 - 77 2020-12-30

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots

Remzi EKER [1] , Abdurrahim AYDIN [2]


In forestry applications in Turkey, forest enterprise depots (FEDs) are permanent main places where forest products such as logs and round timbers are stored and presented for sale to the market. The principal functions of FEDs are receiving, classifying, protecting, preparing the forest products for the sales and tracking the stock movements. According to Communiqué No 288 on the Production of Fundamental Forest Products published by General Directorate of Forestry in Turkey, it is obligatory to conduct stocktaking twice a year in FEDs for tracking and controlling the stock movements. The capabilities of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in tracking stock movements in FEDs have not been extensively studied yet in the current literature. This study aimed to test UAVs in determining volume of round timber storages inside a FED named "Göl", located in Gölyaka District (Düzce, Turkey). A UAV flight was conducted and volume of round timber storage was calculated from point cloud, and compared to stock records for validation of UAV-based measurements. It was found that UAV-based volume measurements of the stock were quite compatible with available stock records. This study concluded that UAVs could be used in tracking stock movements in FEDs in an effective way.
Forest Enterprise Depots, forest product, stock movement, UAV
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9322-9634
Author: Remzi EKER (Primary Author)
Institution: İZMİR KATİP ÇELEBİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ORMAN FAKÜLTESİ ORMAN MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6572-3395
Author: Abdurrahim AYDIN
Institution: DÜZCE ÜNİVERSİTESİ ORMAN FAKÜLTESİ ORMAN MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : December 30, 2020

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APA Eker, R , Aydın, A . (2020). The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots . European Journal of Forest Engineering , 6 (2) , 68-77 . DOI: 10.33904/ejfe.835793
MLA Eker, R , Aydın, A . "The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots" . European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 68-77 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/56757/835793>
Chicago Eker, R , Aydın, A . "The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 68-77
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ISNAD Eker, Remzi , Aydın, Abdurrahim . "The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 / 2 (December 2020): 68-77 . https://doi.org/10.33904/ejfe.835793
AMA Eker R , Aydın A . The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots. Eur J Forest Eng. 2020; 6(2): 68-77.
Vancouver Eker R , Aydın A . The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2020; 6(2): 68-77.
IEEE R. Eker and A. Aydın , "The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Tracking Stock Movements in Forest Enterprise Depots", European Journal of Forest Engineering, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 68-77, Dec. 2021, doi:10.33904/ejfe.835793