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OpenSky: New software to improve Drones

OpenSky: New software to improve Drones

There are a few companies with the resources and clout to make rapid advances in the drone industry – and Google spin-off Wing is one of them. Wing, which has ...
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Lim Geomatics launches Prism, a new data-collection application

Lim Geomatics launches Prism, a new data-collection application

Lim Geomatics is proud to unveil Prism, a next-generation timber cruising application that dramatically enhances how foresters collect and analyze data from the field. The cloud-based digital tool is easy ...
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Unmanned Helicopter for Heavy Lifts

Unmanned Helicopter for Heavy Lifts

A Robinson R22 helicopter was converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone. UAVOS— which specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems — successfully completed ...
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SpaceX goes big for launch

SpaceX goes big for launch

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched in May its first five dozen Starlink telecommunications satellites. This is the first step in the Starlink project, which aims ...
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World-first robotic logging truck scalers

World-first robotic logging truck scalers

The world's first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand. The Robotic Scaling Machines (RSM) give ...
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Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon has unveiled the latest version of its Prime Air delivery drone, a hybrid aircraft that’s capable of vertical takeoff and landing as well as sustained forward flight. The company ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 25 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 25 Summary

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. As mentioned last month, we have started working on the programmes for this November’s ForestTECH 2019 series. Programmes for both Australia and New ...
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Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) hosted a launch event in Melbourne on Tuesday evening, unveiling a new brand to the industry ahead of a consumer advertising campaign next month ...
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First satellite fleet to monitor CO2

First satellite fleet to monitor CO2

Europe is readying a new fleet of satellites that will monitor CO2 emissions at every point on earth, creating the first worldwide system to independently track polluters. The fleet of ...
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Victoria’s largest acquisition of forest LiDAR

Victoria’s largest acquisition of forest LiDAR

Victoria’s largest ever acquisition of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data across 1.35 million hectares of Victorian public forests has just commenced. This work will provide important information for supporting ...
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NZ$14M to expand LiDAR mapping across NZ

NZ$14M to expand LiDAR mapping across NZ

The Bay of Plenty is one of the eight regions that will receive co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to obtain LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) elevation datasets. Eight ...
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New software for drone footage mapping and analysis

New software for drone footage mapping and analysis

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced DJI Terra, a new software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps for ...
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How do I successfully launch a mapping drone?

How do I successfully launch a mapping drone?

In Waypoint’s newest segment, Ask Andrea, senseFly’s Product and Training Manager, Andrea Blindenbacher, answers questions on launching and landing a mapping drone, such as why it’s important to take off ...
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How Drones are attracting new graduates

How Drones are attracting new graduates

This article relates to how young tech savvy graduates are now being attracted to the oil and gas industry. Transpose the oil and gas industry to forestry. There is an ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 24 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 24 Summary

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. ForestTECH 2019, Australasia’s premier forestry technology series, will be running again for forest resource managers, planners, inventory foresters and GIS and mapping specialists ...
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Expressions of Interest - ForestTECH 2019

Expressions of Interest – ForestTECH 2019

ForestTECH is this region’s premier technology series. It’s run for Australasia’s forest resource managers, planners, inventory foresters and GIS and mapping specialists by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). Since ...
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Australian business leaders’ eye AI boost but 46% yet to act

Australian business leaders’ eye AI boost but 46% yet to act

New research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a growth driver for Australian businesses, today revealed that just over half of Australian organisations (54%) have started to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...
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AI to double the rate of innovation in NZ

AI to double the rate of innovation in NZ

By 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will allow the rate of innovation in New Zealand to double. Employee productivity gains are also expected to increase 1.5 times, according to a new ...
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Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

The arrival of airborne Lidar, also referred to as airborne laser scanning (ALS), has revolutionized area-wide 3D data acquisition of topography, bathymetry, vegetation, buildings and infrastructure. This article presents an ...
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