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ForestTECH 2019

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ForestTECH News Issue 21 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 21 Summary

Welcome to this year’s first issue of this region’s forest inventory and remote sensing newsletter, www.foresttech.news. Other than those unfortunately having to work on fire duty (and many of you ...
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Land Information NZ develops wilding tool

Land Information NZ develops wilding tool

Land Information New Zealand develops tool to enable public to help fight spread of wilding conifers, which can threaten productive farmland, native ecosystems, tourism, economy; Wilding Watch can be used ...
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Most Important Factors For a Successful Fixed-wing UAV Flight

Most Important Factors For a Successful Fixed-wing UAV Flight

What’s the single most important factor to help facilitate a successful fixed-wing UAV flight? It’s a question we get a lot from UAV (drone) operators across the world. And while ...
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New satellite to be launched with IR capability

New satellite to be launched with IR capability

Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, has announced that it would be extending its Earth observation capabilities by acquiring Australia's first CubeSat designed to detect invisible infrared light. To be known ...
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2019 Global Outlook for the Commercial Drone Industry

2019 Global Outlook for the Commercial Drone Industry

Hitting the ground running in 2019, dronelife.com started a timely conversation this year about the key trends in the commercial drone industry to focus on. As the industry consolidates the ...
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New lidar scanner improves data collection

New lidar scanner improves data collection

Scion, New Zealand's CRI for forestry and wood products,has a new top-of-the line lidar scanner – the Riegl MiniVUX-1 UAV Snoopy V-series manufactured by LidarUSA. The new piece of equipment ...
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Voxel-based metrics proving accurate

Voxel-based metrics proving accurate

Using voxel-based analysis of aerial lidar is a promising new development in remote sensing. In the past, high-density lidar has largely been restricted to terrestrial laser scanners. Now, high-density scanners ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 20 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 20 Summary

Welcome to this month’s issue of foresttech.news The ForestTECH 2018 event has just been completed. Many of you were involved as delegates. Feedback from this year’s series has again been ...
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ForestTECH 2018 - Event Summary

ForestTECH 2018 – Event Summary

Well over 250 resource managers, remote sensing specialists and inventory foresters from throughout Australasia, SE Asia and South America have participated in the annual ForestTECH 2018 series. “What’s really gratifying ...
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Drone delivery takes off in Australia

Drone delivery takes off in Australia

At Amsterdam Drone Week, James Burgess of Google X spinoff Wing showed a system of drone delivery that’s made over 2500 customer flights in a test outside of Canberra, Australia ...
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Family business at the forefront of processing photogrammetry

Family business at the forefront of processing photogrammetry

SimActive is a leading developer of photogrammetry software. The Canadian company, which was founded by two brothers – Louis and Philippe Simard – in 2003, celebrates its 15th anniversary this ...
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DroneSeed automating tree planting

DroneSeed automating tree planting

Wildfires are consuming North American forests and grasslands faster than we can replace them. It’s a vicious cycle of destruction and inadequate restoration rooted, so to speak, in decades of ...
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Future search and rescue autonomous drones

Future search and rescue autonomous drones

Many of us will have watched TV or movie dramas where a bunch of luckless travellers get totally lost in a dense forest. They hear the unmistakable sound of a ...
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New technology to remotely assess individual trees

New technology to remotely assess individual trees

While foresters don’t necessarily have to abandon their diameter tapes and vertex hypsometers, there is no denying that rapidly-evolving remote sensing technologies are revolutionising forest management practices. Field-based inventory methods ...
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AU start-up hitches a ride with Rocket Lab

AU start-up hitches a ride with Rocket Lab

Forget the across-the-ditch rivalry: New Zealanders, Australians and Americans are working together to launch a fleet of satellites to power the world’s global IoT communications from space. Rocket Lab and ...
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Tips for UAV takeoffs and landings

Tips for UAV takeoffs and landings

What’s the single most important factor to help facilitate a successful fixed-wing UAV flight? It’s a question we get a lot from UAV (drone) operators across the world. And while ...
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GEDI to yield 3D forest carbon map

GEDI to yield 3D forest carbon map

A new NASA laser instrument set to launch to the International Space Station in December will help scientists create the first three-dimensional map of the world's temperate and tropical forests ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 19 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 19 Summary

Welcome to this month’s issue of foresttech.news The annual ForestTECH 2018 series is now in full swing. Last week in Rotorua we had a large contingent of resource managers and ...
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NZ$19M for National LiDAR initiative

NZ$19M for National LiDAR initiative

Councils in New Zealand that can't afford three-dimensional mapping of their territories stand to gain from a NZ$19 million grant from the Provincial Growth Fund. Land Information and Economic Development ...
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Delair announces a new drone platform

Delair announces a new drone platform

Delair has announced a new drone platform specifically optimized for the agriculture and forest industry, the Delair UX11 Ag. Built on the foundation of the successful Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, ...
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