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ForestTECH News Issue 46

ForestTECH News Issue 46

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Planning for ForestTECH 2021 is now well and truly underway. We’re now seeking early expressions of interest to present at this year's event, which is being held in Rotorua, New Zealand on the 23-24 November 2021. ForestTECH 2021 will also be streaming live to our Australian and international communities. While we’d normally host the ...
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Results from early forest fire detection technology

Results from early forest fire detection technology

A new camera-based fire detection system has been trialed in Tasmania for the first time by forest management company SFM. The Firehawk system provides real time fire detection allowing for ...
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ForestTECH 2021 - Early Expressions of Interest

ForestTECH 2021 – Early Expressions of Interest

ForestTECH – What is it? ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier annual forest technology event. It’s being run now for 14 years, principally in New Zealand and Australia. It’s aimed at resource ...
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Making It Work: Forestry data firm branches into mobile technology

Making It Work: Forestry data firm branches into mobile technology

Treemetrics, the Cork-based forestry data company, has launched a new remote valuation tool for private forest owners in partnership with Arboreal, an iPhone app developer in Sweden. Enda Keane, Treemetrics’ ...
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The rise of autonomous robots in service industries

The rise of autonomous robots in service industries

Rocos recently hosted a ‘Rise of the Service Robots’ webinar, in partnership with Avanade. Alongside our CEO David Inggs, the panel featured expert speakers from Avanade, Orlando Health and Hello ...
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How business leaders can tap into the positives of AI

How business leaders can tap into the positives of AI

Business leaders faced a topsy-turvy world even before COVID-19 hit. Technological change was bewilderingly rapid, customer attitudes and behaviours were shifting dramatically, political uncertainty was growing and global competition was ...
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A digital forest? The future is coming!

A digital forest? The future is coming!

What if technologies could be installed permanently within forest environments? And what if this enabled our forests to function like 'smart cities', where equipment is continuously used to support optimal ...
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Bushfire detection - within one minute of ignition

Bushfire detection – within one minute of ignition

Imagine a system that could detect any bushfire in Australia within minutes of ignition so firefighters could tackle the blaze before it spreads. Recently, an important development on the road ...
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Six questions about 6G

Six questions about 6G

All mainstream network operators in New Zealand are steadily deploying 5G across the country. While we explore the scale of innovation and growth that 5G offers in almost all sectors ...
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Mapping native forest using deep learning

Mapping native forest using deep learning

In this article, we introduce a deep learning pipeline that extracts information from high-resolution aerial data. The solution extends our current machine learning processes that use an object-based approach for ...
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Roll out of NZ’s National Elevation Programme

Roll out of NZ’s National Elevation Programme

A National Elevation Programme currently being carried out by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in partnership with Regional Councils aims to make available a consistent, high quality ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 45

ForestTECH News Issue 45

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Two major forestry events, HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety & Technology 2021, officially launch in Rotorua, New Zealand in just under a week. Over ...
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Ford Ranger goes fully-autonomous

Ford Ranger goes fully-autonomous

An Australian mining group has advanced the future of mobility (in mining at least) with the deployment of a fleet of fully-autonomous Ford Rangers at one of its mines. Fortescue ...
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Skydio Named as CES 2021 Best of Innovation

Skydio Named as CES 2021 Best of Innovation

Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced that Skydio X2 has received the CES® 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned ...
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Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Recent Trends in Four Lidar Technologies

Lidar technology is synonymous with 3D point clouds. What are the latest trends for the four most popular Lidar platforms, and how are the developments benefiting end users of the ...
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The world generated 64.2 zettabytes of data last year - but where did it all go?

The world generated 64.2 zettabytes of data last year – but where did it all go?

Humans and computers generated more than 64 zettabytes of data in 2020 - that’s the equivalent of 6.4 trillion gigabytes or simply put, more images or videos than the average ...
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UNSW Canberra Space launches world-leading CubeSat satellites

UNSW Canberra Space launches world-leading CubeSat satellites

UNSW Canberra Space’s M2 CubeSat satellites successfully launched with Rocket Lab’s ‘They Go Up So Fast’ mission from New Zealand earlier today, representing a significant step forward in Australia’s sovereign ...
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Modelling for forest operation improvement

Modelling for forest operation improvement

Through a combination of predictive algorithms, prescriptive optimization-based modelling, and a live operational planning system, artificial intelligence (AI) can enable continuous improvement throughout the forestry supply chain and provide real ...
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Updated wood availability forecasts in progress

Updated wood availability forecasts in progress

Margules Groome, on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), are currently undertaking the 2020 update to the New Zealand wood availability forecasts (WAF). These forecasts build ...
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The forestry shows in 2021 – What´s up?

The forestry shows in 2021 – What´s up?

Fortunately, a full series of technology events and shows are being planned in Australasia by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). A full list of events can be found on ...
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DroneSeed picks up major accolade

DroneSeed picks up major accolade

DroneSeed, the innovative drone planting company that has presented at the last two ForestTECH events and has undertaken operational trials in forests a number of local locations, has been recognised ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 44

ForestTECH News Issue 44

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We have a bunch of new stories this month. The first story can be seen as both a positive and a negative. NZTech has ...
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