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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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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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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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