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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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Trimble Unveils Next-gen Mixed-reality Device with Microsoft HoloLens 2

Trimble Unveils Next-gen Mixed-reality Device with Microsoft HoloLens 2

Trimble has announced a new wearable hard hat compatible device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite—the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2. In addition, ...
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DATA61 expands robotics infrastructure

DATA61 expands robotics infrastructure

CSIRO's Data61 has announced the opening of its new Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, a purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems, an industry set to be worth AU$23 ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 22 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 22 Summary

Welcome to this latest issue of www.foresttech.news. We brought forward the second issue for the year as we’ve been inundated with forest resource management, remote sensing and inventory management stories ...
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Standardising Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

Standardising Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

During a disastrous event such as a major hurricane, wildfire, catastrophic flooding or a destructive earthquake, first responders must quickly understand the magnitude and the nature of the event and ...
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Improving the modelling of forest harvesting

Improving the modelling of forest harvesting

Developing tree breakage models is a key parameter in the modelling of forest yield. To model the height at which a stem breaks during harvesting and before log-making can start, ...
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Drone sets a new world record

Drone sets a new world record

During FPT Industrial’s Tech day, FPT Industrial and Forvola broke the Guinness World Record for the heaviest payload lifted by a drone. With 16 propellers giving it enough oomph to ...
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Airobotics Automated Drones Add LiDAR

Airobotics Automated Drones Add LiDAR

It’s been a big year for Airobotics. The Israeli company which is the best known fully automated drone solution in the world has received a major funding boost; opened a ...
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Landsat: The cornerstone of global land imaging

Landsat: The cornerstone of global land imaging

The Landsat satellites provide an uninterrupted space-based data record of the Earth’s land surface to help advance scientific research towards understanding our changing planet. In this article, the authors look ...
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Delair Launches Aerial Intelligence Platform

Delair Launches Aerial Intelligence Platform

Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, has unveiled Delair Aerial Intelligence, a comprehensive platform for converting drone-based images into actionable business insights. The new cloud-based solution provides a ...
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Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

Skylogic Research, the leading commercial drone industry research and advisory services firm, just announced the release of their latest research on commercial drone operations. The Economics of Using Drones for ...
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New analytics platform to help future-proof farms

New analytics platform to help future-proof farms

The Rural Intelligence Platform is the first ever software to comprehensively assess and monitor rural land anywhere in Australia, drawing on information from trusted data sources on productivity, water access, ...
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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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Investing in resource modelling and remote sensing

Investing in resource modelling and remote sensing

Society is undergoing enormous disruption due to the continuous adoption of new digital technology and the forest industry is poised to take advantage of some of these. But successful replacement ...
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50% of deliveries to be made by drone

50% of deliveries to be made by drone

If you don’t think drone deliveries are going to take off (excuse the pun), think again. While the U.S. and Europe inch closer to drone delivery, China is racing ahead ...
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Airobotics wins unique drone flight approval

Airobotics wins unique drone flight approval

Israeli drone provider Airobotics has secured the first-ever approval by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) from a remote operations centre. In ...
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Big data technologies driving the bioeconomy

Big data technologies driving the bioeconomy

Finnish pilot develops new solution for sustainable forestry Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the ...
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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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