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ForestTECH 2019

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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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Innovative forest monitoring platform goes mobile

Innovative forest monitoring platform goes mobile

Putting the world's eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization' ...
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Finalists named in NZ Spatial Excellence Awards

Finalists named in NZ Spatial Excellence Awards

The finalists in the sixth New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) were announced in early September. The 2019 Awards received 34 entries from a diverse range of organisations and individuals ...
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Trimble Acquires 3LOG Systems to Expand its Forestry Solutions

Trimble Acquires 3LOG Systems to Expand its Forestry Solutions

Trimble (TRMB) announced, on 4 September 2019, that it has acquired 3LOG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of timber management software solutions. The acquisition complements Trimble's forestry business software portfolio and further ...
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Airobotics wins major tech award but closes Australian offices

Airobotics wins major tech award but closes Australian offices

We have highlighted Airobotics a number of times here on ForestTECH. Airobotics is a world-leading UAV company producing autonomous drones for industry application. They made history earlier this year when ...
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Terra Drone expands into Australia

Terra Drone expands into Australia

Tokyo-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, the world’s largest industrial drone services provider, has finalized its expansion into the Australian market after completing an equity investment in Australian firm, C4D Intel Pty ...
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Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019

Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019

ForestTECH 2019, this region’s annual gathering of resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology providers into this part of the forestry industry, runs again in ...
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Has the drone bubble burst?

Has the drone bubble burst?

Once a promising, futuristic tech at the start of the 2010s, drones are now the centre of a troubled, overcrowded sector. New commercial drone businesses flooded into the market at ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 28

ForestTECH News Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. We open this issue with a new report highlighting that New Zealand and Australian employees are more open to advanced workplace technologies than ...
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Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019

Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019

Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019 ForestTECH 2019, this region’s annual gathering of resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology providers into this part of the ...
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UAV advancements for forest inventory

UAV advancements for forest inventory

Every year, over 250 resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology providers from throughout Australasia (and more recently SE Asia) meet up at the annual ...
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Developments in Airborne Lidar

Developments in Airborne Lidar

Airborne Lidar has revolutionised area-wide 3D data for topography, vegetation, buildings and infrastructure. This article is a good overview of the evolution of sensors and aircraft technology. It also highlights ...
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Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI

Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI

The New Zealand workforce has stood out in a new multinational employee survey for their 'fearless acceptance' of new technology. New data released by global technology firm Genesys shows Kiwi ...
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New bushfire risk mapping method

New bushfire risk mapping method

University of Wollongong bushfire management researcher Owen Price has developed a new method for mapping bushfire risk based on past fire patterns which has the potential to change bushfire prevention ...
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Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture has considerably benefited from the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, often combined with active ranging sensors like Lidar to gather information from underneath the crops, but existing systems ...
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HRIS and a Trillion Trees

HRIS and a Trillion Trees

Precision forestry technology is moving forward at an amazing pace, with advancements in global positioning systems, remote sensing platforms and data sources, cloud geospatial engines, mobile GIS data collectors and ...
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New aerial mapping provider for Australasia

New aerial mapping provider for Australasia

iXblue Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division operational capability to include aerial mapping operations to clients across Australia, New ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 27 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 27 Summary

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. It has been a busy month and we have a wealth of stories in this issue. First up, is the release of the ...
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Drone swarms for tree planting and spraying operations

Drone swarms for tree planting and spraying operations

Towards the end of last year we covered an article about a Seattle Startup company, DroneSeed that was automating tree planting and spraying operations using drones. Their custom UAV platforms, ...
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