Lassiter, H. Andrew
Geospatial Mapping & Applications (GMAP) Laboratory
Dr. Andrew Lassiter is a postdoctoral researcher in the Geospatial Mapping & Applications (GMAP) Lab working with Ben Wilkinson. The lab’s current focus is UAS lidar mapping for coastal ecosystems along Florida’s gulf coast. Andrew began his UAS research in 2016, joining UF UAS Research Program to research the collection of 3D data using both lidar and structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry over forested areas. He has developed sensor modeling software for lidar and photogrammetric data collection to determine best practices for UAS remote sensing. His past research also includes semi-automated estimation of key traits of trees from 3D point clouds, such as stem count, stem height, and DBH.
In addition to instructing Forest Mensuration (FOR3430) in 2019, Andrew has served as a teaching assistant for the courses of Advanced Photogrammetry, Forest Resource Information Systems, Spatial Measurement Systems, and Geomatics. Andrew began his geospatial career as a land surveying technician in Panama City, Florida, in both the public and private sectors.