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ForestTECH News Issue 38

ForestTECH News Issue 38

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. For the ForestTECH community, the great news is that ForestTECH 2020 is still on. Despite closed borders, social distancing requirements and uncertainties around Australian travel and meetings right now, the planned November event is being run. Some changes though to the usual format through COVID-19 have been set up for this years’ presenters, ...
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ForestTECH 2020 – it’s ON!

ForestTECH 2020 – it’s ON!

Every year, since 2007, forestry resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters, researchers and key technology suppliers from across Australasia attend the forestry technology series, ForestTECH. It’s ...
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An aerial view: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for Forestry Operations

An aerial view: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for Forestry Operations

“A pixel is worth 1024 bits”! Captured from the right perspective, every forest manager now sees aerial images as essential in their toolkit! Converting the data bits from a drone ...
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Remote sensors to protect endangered bird

Remote sensors to protect endangered bird

The Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, distinguished by its size and its wedge-shaped tail, is a much-loved species. Preying on reptiles, birds and mammals, across a wide range of habitats, from the ...
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Tree planting drones working on forest restoration

Tree planting drones working on forest restoration

On land north of Toronto that previously burned in a wildfire, drones are hovering over fields and firing seed pods into the ground, planting native pine and spruce trees to ...
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Model for forest growth during climate change

Model for forest growth during climate change

Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring and Nicholas C Coops share the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for a model to predict forest growth in a changing climate. Satellite imagery offers ...
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NZ drone company goes into liquidation

NZ drone company goes into liquidation

A New Zealand-based drone company that established a foothold in the United States has gone into liquidation. Altus Unmanned Aerial Solutions International Ltd designed and assembled drones, combining ruggedness with ...
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New technology to predict wood quality

New technology to predict wood quality

The latest episode of FWPA’s WoodChat podcast, focuses on the development of new technology, allowing growers to easily and affordably assess wood quality across their resources. The researchers have been ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 35

ForestTECH News Issue 35

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. The last couple of months has changed the face of the planet. COVID-19 has highlighted just how exposed we are to viral pandemics ...
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ForestTECH 2020 – Early Expressions of Interest

ForestTECH 2020 – Early Expressions of Interest

This is the first call for expressions of interest to present at this year’s November series of ForestTECH 2020. ForestTECH – what is it? Forestry resource managers, remote sensing, GIS ...
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Entel AI and DataRobot use AI to fight forest fires

Entel AI and DataRobot use AI to fight forest fires

Climate change and catastrophic weather phenomena dominated much of the global headlines in 2019, with devastating reports of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other powerful forces of nature destroying homes and lives ...
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App to visualize & interpret spatial data for forest planning

App to visualize & interpret spatial data for forest planning

The Intelligent GeoSolutions (IGS) team at the University of Maine's Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) has released a free interactive mapping tool, the Forest Ecosystem Status a … Trends ...
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What is Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging?

What is Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging?

Been wanting to know more about Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging? To appreciate the significance of airborne hyperspectral imaging, Analytik has created an informative video to understand what hyperspectral imaging is, and ...
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NASA's new global groundwater maps

NASA’s new global groundwater maps

NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product. While maps of current dry/wet ...
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Part 2 – How to leverage constant monitoring and in-field analysis

Part 2 – How to leverage constant monitoring and in-field analysis

The ability to not only monitor in-field stress but also to try and predict where the stress might spread has always been a key piece of information for any forestry ...
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Drone Dictionary — Essential Terms Every Pilot Should Know

Drone Dictionary — Essential Terms Every Pilot Should Know

Whether you’re a seasoned UAV pilot or an aspiring operator looking to take to the skies, there is always something new to learn about piloting and operating drones. To help ...
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CollectiveCrunch gets €500K to expand its forestry technology

CollectiveCrunch gets €500K to expand its forestry technology

The Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch has received €500K funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to further develop its one-of-a-kind AI, Linda Forest, and bring its service to new markets. ESA ...
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Australia to introduce drone registration & accreditation

Australia to introduce drone registration & accreditation

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has announced that drone registration and accreditation will soon become a requirement to fly a drone unless you are in a CASA-verified model airfield ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 34

ForestTECH News Issue 34

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. So, what a difference a month makes. When the last monthly issue came out there were rumblings about our country’s borders potentially being ...
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Tech leap: LiDAR scanner in new iPad

Tech leap: LiDAR scanner in new iPad

LiDAR technology is nothing new to Lim Geomatics and their leading edge teams love seeing innovation with LiDAR technology. As Apple released a new iPad Pro with a LiDAR scanner, ...
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2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disagree

2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disagree

2019 was a year of change and progress for the drone industry. What comes next – more consolidation and an industry slow down, or more exciting innovation and industry expansion? ...
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Subterranean uses for LiDAR: Cave Surveys

Subterranean uses for LiDAR: Cave Surveys

LIDAR has gained much popularity as a means for self-driving cars to survey the space around them. At their most basic, LIDAR is a surveying method that uses lasers to ...
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China Unveils Newest Satellite’s High-resolution 3D Imagery

China Unveils Newest Satellite’s High-resolution 3D Imagery

China has recently shared the first high-resolution 3D images captured by the Gaofen-7 imaging satellite, which was launched in November. The satellite – the latest in a series of 14 ...
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Part 1: What is Vegetation Stress and the Importance of Monitoring

Part 1: What is Vegetation Stress and the Importance of Monitoring

Remote sensing sensors onboard satellites have the ability to capture data showing the interaction of vegetation with sunlight during photosynthesis and this data can be manipulated for vegetation analysis to ...
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