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ForestTECH News Issue 31

ForestTECH News Issue 31

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we have produced 11 monthly issues and grew the newsletter to over 5,200 direct ...
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Virtual reality engages tech-hungry learners

Virtual reality engages tech-hungry learners

With the increased need to integrate meaningful and engaging technology and ICT capability tools in schools, teachers are increasingly required to discover and learn new ways to incorporate these tools ...
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New version of the Woodlot Analysis Tool available

New version of the Woodlot Analysis Tool available

The Woodlot Analysis Tool is now available on the Forest Growers Research website. The Woodlot Analysis Tool has a focus on small forest growers in New Zealand, to provide an ...
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DJI drones banned by U.S. Government

DJI drones banned by U.S. Government

The U.S. Department of Interior has announced that it would ground its fleet of DJI drones. The decision, which is the result of congressional pressure, is the latest move in ...
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VR software application for forest inventories

VR software application for forest inventories

Rapid developments in VR (Virtual Reality) technology make it timely to explore the potential of advanced 3D visualisation to support forest inventory. VR offers the potential for field staff to ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 30

ForestTECH News Issue 30

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Those receiving monthly issues of foresttech.news are principally resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology suppliers involved in the ...
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Deep learning algorithm can identify seedlings

Deep learning algorithm can identify seedlings

Scion has pioneered a new artificial intelligence (AI) based system that uses low-cost RGB imagery from UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to identify radiata pine seedlings. The algorithm they have created ...
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Technologies for the Future: A Lidar Overview

Technologies for the Future: A Lidar Overview

Point clouds can be captured by an ever-increasing number of means to understand the surrounding reality and detect critical developments. Diverse applications of 3D laser scanning or ‘Lidar’, which is a ...
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New Airbus and DroneDeploy Partnership

New Airbus and DroneDeploy Partnership

While they’re still primarily known as a manned aircraft giant, Airbus has been taking a significant role in unmanned innovation – and now they’re ready to offer a commercial product ...
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When Photogrammetry Meets Lidar: Towards the Airborne Hybrid Era

When Photogrammetry Meets Lidar: Towards the Airborne Hybrid Era

The airborne market for area-wide 3D data acquisition is experiencing a noticeable trend towards a hybrid mapping concept. In the near future, most airborne data collection will increasingly be performed ...
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Can Drones Compete with Satellite Images? How BVLOS Will Change Global Agriculture

Can Drones Compete with Satellite Images? How BVLOS Will Change Global Agriculture

At the recent InterDrone conference in Las Vegas, Michael Ritter of SlantRange gave a great presentation – and explained how drones may be able to completely revolutionise global agriculture. Imagine aerial data that can ...
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Mapping experts win award for leadership in crisis

Mapping experts win award for leadership in crisis

A grassroots community of mapmakers that created an interactive map viewed by over 800,000 people during the Pigeon Valley Fire earlier this year has been honoured for its vision and ...
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Airspace integration trials programme

Airspace integration trials programme

The NZ Government is establishing an Airspace Integration Trials Programme to support the safe testing and development of advanced unmanned aircraft and accelerate their integration into the aviation system, Research, ...
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InSAR remote sensing for forest inventory

InSAR remote sensing for forest inventory

Remote sensing is a great way to learn more about our forests and manage them accordingly. Scion is exploring new methods to capture information, such as SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 29

ForestTECH News Issue 29

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We open this issue with a new approach to fighting forest fires. A joint Canadian initiative will see the development and launch of ...
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New satellite will help monitor wildfires from space

New satellite will help monitor wildfires from space

Currently, in Canada, wildfires are managed using an approach known as ‘initial attack’, in which fires are detected early and fought quickly and aggressively with the objective of full suppression ...
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Hyperspectral Imaging for Forestry

Hyperspectral Imaging for Forestry

This article is part of our ForestTECH 2019 featured sponsors From monitoring plant evolution through to using remote sensing to track forest health, the applications for engaging the objectivity of ...
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First Esri Forestry Workshops for NZ

First Esri Forestry Workshops for NZ

To capitalise on those travelling through to Rotorua to attend the New Zealand leg of the ForestTECH 2019 series this year, two workshops have been set up for ForestTECH 2019 ...
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Start-up looks to an army of planting drones

Start-up looks to an army of planting drones

If a trillion trees are planted on all of the land on the planet that’s available for reforestation, scientists have calculated that it could capture two-thirds of the carbon that ...
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