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Standardising Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

In Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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 its impacts upon citizens and communities. Remotely sensed data can be crucial for preliminary awareness about the scope of such a disaster. That is why the USA’s Federal Emergency Management …

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Improving the modelling of forest harvesting

In ForestTECH, Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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, allows for correct allocation of recoverable stem volume in which logs can be made from.   This is one of the Biometric methods which are used to during the log-making process together …

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Drone sets a new world record

In ForestTECH, Issue22, Video by FIEALeave a Comment

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 lift hefty objects, Forvola’s megadrone lifted a 5 ft. box of FPT Industrial spare parts that weighed in at about 220 lbs. The drone held this weight for more than …

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Airobotics Automated Drones Add LiDAR

In Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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 U.S. facility in Scottsdale, Arizona; and added major new functionality to their solution – a drone solutions that does not require a human operator for flight. The solution already has major …

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Landsat: The cornerstone of global land imaging

In Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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 at how the use of data from Landsat satellites has evolved over time to become a cornerstone of global land imaging with broad societal benefits. They conclude that the Landsat …

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Delair Launches Aerial Intelligence Platform

In Issue22, Video by FIEALeave a Comment

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 complete integrated workflow to manage, analyse and share data, streamlining the process for unlocking the true potential of aerial surveying. Industry-optimised analytics for a wide range of specific industries and …

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Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

In Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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 BVLOS Inspections is a white paper sponsored by PrecisionHawk, the leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, which provides a foundation for businesses to evaluate when it’s best to …

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New analytics platform to help future-proof farms

In Issue22 by FIEALeave a Comment

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, yield, land use, crop type, rainfall, drought impact and more. “The platform brings together in one place and refines a range of technologies developed by CSIRO in order to provide …