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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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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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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: The gateway to innovation ecosystem

Introducing Scale-Up NZ: The gateway to innovation ecosystem

A free online platform has just been launched to connect New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators. Scale-Up NZ, from Callaghan Innovation, shines a light on our ...
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World-First Approval For Drone Deliveries Of Food And Medicine In Australia

World-First Approval For Drone Deliveries Of Food And Medicine In Australia

Google's parent company has launched a world-first commercial air delivery business in Canberra's north, delivering gelato and golfing equipment by drone directly to homes. Wing, run by Google's overarching company ...
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Treemetrics ambitious plans for growth

Treemetrics ambitious plans for growth

Forestry software company Treemetrics intends to double, if not treble, its workforce over the coming 12 to 18 months as it embarks on a plan to drive revenues from €1 ...
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Canada’s supercluster to help forest resource management

Canada’s supercluster to help forest resource management

Lim Geomatics is thrilled to play a part in the next chapter of Canadian innovation that will see homegrown companies play a much bigger role in the world economy for ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 23 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 23 Summary

Welcome to this latest issue of www.foresttech.news. Thanks for the feedback on the new video section of our website. Videos drawn from recent presentations at ForestTECH events (with speaker approval) ...
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A look at the Nelson Fires 2019

A look at the Nelson Fires 2019

This web map compares Pre and Post fire, 3m resolution satellite imagery, of the of the Pigeon Valley Fire 2019, Nelson area. The imagery uses the near-infrared band. Using this ...
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Using drones and AI for koala management

Using drones and AI for koala management

In a paper first published in Nature.com, the authors discuss an interesting applied technology use case, using both drone data collection and AI to allow for the more frequent and ...
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Making augmented reality your business reality

Making augmented reality your business reality

Showcased at a press conference in Barcelona, Microsoft's HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset promises more features, better virtual and augmented displays, and a more comfortable experience when wearing the headset ...
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Esri launches log inventory system

Esri launches log inventory system

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has just announced a partnership with 3LOG Systems, the makers of the preeminent log inventory management solution in the world forestry marketplace. Together, ...
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How Drones Are Being Used in Australia to Make Farming More Efficient

How Drones Are Being Used in Australia to Make Farming More Efficient

Guest post by Mark Sheehan, My Drone Authority With the global increase in demand for clean food and other agricultural products, Australian farmers and ranchers are finding that drones are ...
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Trimble Unveils Next-gen Mixed-reality Device with Microsoft HoloLens 2

Trimble Unveils Next-gen Mixed-reality Device with Microsoft HoloLens 2

Trimble has announced a new wearable hard hat compatible device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite—the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2. In addition, ...
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DATA61 expands robotics infrastructure

DATA61 expands robotics infrastructure

CSIRO's Data61 has announced the opening of its new Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, a purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems, an industry set to be worth AU$23 ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 22 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 22 Summary

Welcome to this latest issue of www.foresttech.news. We brought forward the second issue for the year as we’ve been inundated with forest resource management, remote sensing and inventory management stories ...
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Standardising Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

Standardising Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

During a disastrous event such as a major hurricane, wildfire, catastrophic flooding or a destructive earthquake, first responders must quickly understand the magnitude and the nature of the event and ...
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Improving the modelling of forest harvesting

Improving the modelling of forest harvesting

Developing tree breakage models is a key parameter in the modelling of forest yield. To model the height at which a stem breaks during harvesting and before log-making can start, ...
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Drone sets a new world record

Drone sets a new world record

During FPT Industrial’s Tech day, FPT Industrial and Forvola broke the Guinness World Record for the heaviest payload lifted by a drone. With 16 propellers giving it enough oomph to ...
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