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ForestTECH 2019

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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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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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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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