ForestTECH 2018 event details on line

Every year it’s the one event that draws in forest resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists and inventory foresters together. It’s the annual technology programme run at the end of each year, ForestTECH.

Many of you have been involved with us and have input into designing this year’s series. Thanks. This years’ series runs in Rotorua, New Zealand on 14-15 November 2018 and then again in Melbourne, Australia on 20-21 November 2018.

Some of the key features of the annual technology series this year are the number of international tech providers who this year will be involved, the focus on integrating research findings into local forestry operations and the huge strides that have been made just over the last 12 months with VR, AR and mixed reality and the opportunities for use in forest management and operations.

Presenters outside of Australia and New Zealand for this series include; Kevin Lim, Lim Geomatics, Canada, ESRI, USA, Kaapo Sappala, CTRL Reality, Finland, Guoliang Liu, aiTree, Canada, Michael Breetzke, Swift Geospatial, South Africa, Taqtile Inc, USA and Microsoft.

Both ForestTECH 2018 programmes have just been posted onto the event website this week.

Mark the dates into your diaries. Further details will follow. Note: Further information relating to a series of pre-conference workshops that have been set up in both countries will follow next week. Numbers though are going to be limited and will be filled on a “First in – first served basis”.