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HRIS and a Trillion Trees

HRIS and a Trillion Trees

Precision forestry technology is moving forward at an amazing pace, with advancements in global positioning systems, remote sensing platforms and data sources, cloud geospatial engines, mobile GIS data collectors and ...
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Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers

Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers

A shirt with built-in sensors could help reduce fatalities in New Zealand's forestry industry. Researchers at the University of Waikato are developing a hi-tech way to keep forestry workers safe ...
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BVLOS drones for forest inventories

BVLOS drones for forest inventories

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) used BVLOS drones to carry out tree-wise forest inventory on an area of 18,000 hectares in North-West Russia. A huge need exists for up-to-date, ...
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ForestTECH 2019 details now on line

ForestTECH 2019 details now on line

Every year, over 250 resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology providers from throughout Australasia (and more recently SE Asia) meet up at the annual ...
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Mapping the Moon for 50 Years

Mapping the Moon for 50 Years

This year, NASA is celebrating the 50thanniversary of the first crewed mission to land on the moon. In September, it will also be 60 years since the first unmanned mission ...
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OpenSky: New software to improve Drones

OpenSky: New software to improve Drones

There are a few companies with the resources and clout to make rapid advances in the drone industry – and Google spin-off Wing is one of them. Wing, which has ...
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VR for forest inventories

VR for forest inventories

New research has demonstrated that forestry field operators can accurately perform certain tree stem assessments in an immersive, virtual reality (VR) environment. Consequent benefits to industry could range from improved ...
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€600k raised for forest inventory platform

€600k raised for forest inventory platform

Finland is a land of forests, covering up to 75% of the country. Naturally, forestry is a major industry – but resources are hard to measure. Helsinki-based forestry tech startup ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 26 Summary

ForestTECH News Issue 26 Summary

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. The highly anticipated programme for November’s ForestTECH 2019 series will be released later this month. Event registrations will also open shortly, with big ...
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ForestTECH 2019 workshops announced

ForestTECH 2019 workshops announced

To capitalise on those travelling through to Rotorua, New Zealand and/or Melbourne, Australia to attend ForestTECH 2019 this year, a series of four practical workshops have been set up with ...
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NZ forestry farm prices increase

NZ forestry farm prices increase

The median price of forestry farms across New Zealand has increased by 45% over the last year from NZ$6,487 per hectare to NZ$9,394 per hectare according to the Real Estate ...
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Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Sensor Fusion for Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture has considerably benefited from the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, often combined with active ranging sensors like Lidar to gather information from underneath the crops, but existing systems ...
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Lim Geomatics launches Prism, a new data-collection application

Lim Geomatics launches Prism, a new data-collection application

Lim Geomatics is proud to unveil Prism, a next-generation timber cruising application that dramatically enhances how foresters collect and analyze data from the field. The cloud-based digital tool is easy ...
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Unmanned Helicopter for Heavy Lifts

Unmanned Helicopter for Heavy Lifts

A Robinson R22 helicopter was converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone. UAVOS— which specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems — successfully completed ...
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SpaceX goes big for launch

SpaceX goes big for launch

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched in May its first five dozen Starlink telecommunications satellites. This is the first step in the Starlink project, which aims ...
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World-first robotic logging truck scalers

World-first robotic logging truck scalers

The world's first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand. The Robotic Scaling Machines (RSM) give ...
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Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon has unveiled the latest version of its Prime Air delivery drone, a hybrid aircraft that’s capable of vertical takeoff and landing as well as sustained forward flight. The company ...
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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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Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) hosted a launch event in Melbourne on Tuesday evening, unveiling a new brand to the industry ahead of a consumer advertising campaign next month ...
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