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Tech leap: LiDAR scanner in new iPad

Tech leap: LiDAR scanner in new iPad

LiDAR technology is nothing new to Lim Geomatics and their leading edge teams love seeing innovation with LiDAR technology. As Apple released a new iPad Pro with a LiDAR scanner, Nick Gralewicz, Director of GIS, shared his thoughts around their announcement "There is lots of excitement around the LiDAR scanner in Apple's newest iPad Pro and what this means for ...
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2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disagree

2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disagree

2019 was a year of change and progress for the drone industry. What comes next – more consolidation and an industry slow down, or more exciting innovation and industry expansion? ...
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Subterranean uses for LiDAR: Cave Surveys

Subterranean uses for LiDAR: Cave Surveys

LIDAR has gained much popularity as a means for self-driving cars to survey the space around them. At their most basic, LIDAR is a surveying method that uses lasers to ...
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China Unveils Newest Satellite’s High-resolution 3D Imagery

China Unveils Newest Satellite’s High-resolution 3D Imagery

China has recently shared the first high-resolution 3D images captured by the Gaofen-7 imaging satellite, which was launched in November. The satellite – the latest in a series of 14 ...
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Part 1: What is Vegetation Stress and the Importance of Monitoring

Part 1: What is Vegetation Stress and the Importance of Monitoring

Remote sensing sensors onboard satellites have the ability to capture data showing the interaction of vegetation with sunlight during photosynthesis and this data can be manipulated for vegetation analysis to ...
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Surveying seedlings for precision forestry

Surveying seedlings for precision forestry

In the last few decades, the forestry sector has embraced a range of new precision management tools and techniques to manage forests on a new scale. Precision management is based ...
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Helicopter drone for fighting forest fires

Helicopter drone for fighting forest fires

One of the good things about drones is the fact that they can safely be flown in conditions that would prove hazardous for crewed aircraft. That's where the JC260 unmanned ...
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Young scientist wins grant to develop drone

Young scientist wins grant to develop drone

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) congratulates mechanical engineer and University of Tasmania PhD student Sean Krisanski, who has been announced as one of the winners of the 2020 Science ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 33

ForestTECH News Issue 33

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. There is no doubt, drones have come a long way over the last 5 years and this month we’ve profiled a number of new ...
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Contract to identify NZ forest loss using AI

Contract to identify NZ forest loss using AI

Wellington technology start-up Lynker Analytics has been selected by New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment (the Ministry) to lead a consortium including UAV Mapping NZ and Carbon Forest Services to ...
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Climate right for raising tech funds

Climate right for raising tech funds

Startups are capitalising on renewed interest in environmental solutions after Australia's bushfires brought climate change to the front of investors' minds. "We've got a problem in front of us. If ...
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Drone technology is being developed in Canberra to fight bushfires

Drone technology is being developed in Canberra to fight bushfires

An army of drones could protect Australia from bushfires and help in alpine search and rescue efforts if a collaboration between the University of Canberra and technical engineering firm Tactical ...
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Use of drones for precision forestry in the Congo

Use of drones for precision forestry in the Congo

Interholco is a global provider of wood, a leading company on international markets since 1962, producing and selling logs, lumber and laminated scantlings. Interholco combines industrial processes with a dedication ...
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Weed control tool launched

Weed control tool launched

The concept of the STA logger (pronounced sta, not S.T.A) has been around for a long time, but increases in hardware and software capabilities coupled with decreases in costs soon made the ...
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Harvest residue assessment using remotely piloted aircrafts

Harvest residue assessment using remotely piloted aircrafts

Post-harvest forest residue surveys are crucial for assessing harvest efficiency; accounting for merchantable waste, marketable fiber for secondary use, or available bioenergy biomass; compliance of ecological objectives such as coarse ...
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The smartphone as a professional mapping tool

The smartphone as a professional mapping tool

To what extent will the smartphone become a professional mapping tool? Modern smartphones already contain many of the important functions to be used as mapping tools. However, whether they are ...
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The world’s smallest supercomputer could completely change the drone industry

The world’s smallest supercomputer could completely change the drone industry

Last week, NVIDIA announced the world’s smallest supercomputer, designed for artificial intelligence “at the edge.” This technology – the continued miniaturization of incredibly powerful computing systems – could transform the ...
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NASA forest structure mission releases first data

NASA forest structure mission releases first data

NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation mission (GEDI) released its first publicly available data on January 21, 2020, giving researchers access to measurements of forests around the world. GEDI (pronounced like ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 32

ForestTECH News Issue 32

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. This is the first issue for 2020. Remember – this is your newsletter so please send us through any links, research findings, trial results, ...
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Advancement in Remote Sensing for Large-scale Forest Health Assessment

Advancement in Remote Sensing for Large-scale Forest Health Assessment

State-of-the-art geospatial data collection and modelling to assess, monitor and forecast the quality, health and value of local forestlands is the focus of a new NASA-funded project led by the ...
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Volocopter and John Deere team up with new drone

Volocopter and John Deere team up with new drone

Autonomous drone-based transportation startup Volocopter has revealed its first partner for its new VoloDrone industrial and commercial electric vertical take-off and landing craft: John Deere . The agricultural and industrial ...
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New Lidar technology unveiled at CES 2020

New Lidar technology unveiled at CES 2020

As you’d expect, DJI had a big presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). But on top of showing off the company’s hardware line-up and handheld imaging systems, the ...
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