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Check out use of LiDAR in forestry applications
29 June, 2018
Check out use of LiDAR in forestry applications
Light detection and ranging (LIDAR), a developing technique in the field of remote sensing, does carry a significant premium and although its spatial field may be limited in comparison to satellite imagery, it offers unprecedented accuracy and is emerging as a preferred technique... read more
Tiny RoboFly could sniff out forest fires
22 June, 2018
Tiny RoboFly could sniff out forest fires
This is one flying insect you don't want to swat. It doesn't bite, sting, or spread disease and someday it could be a life- and climate-saver. In time, it could survey crops, detect wildfires, poke around in disaster rubble searching for survivors and sniff out gas leaks. read more
Drone test for replanting forests
22 June, 2018
Drone test for replanting forests
The massive task of restoring land denuded by fires, drought or human activity might eventually be helped by swarms of drones that can plant almost 400,000 tree seeds a day. "There's an absolutely huge, huge area across Canada in need of ... reforestation activities. read more
Autolog releases new log optimizer
19 June, 2018
Autolog releases new log optimizer
Autolog has announced its new log optimizer. The design of this new solution includes many new features that respond to the growing demands within the industry. Here are just a few key examples of what it can offer: scan density of ½" at 650'/min... read more
Focus on forest ownership at SkogsElmia
12 June, 2018
Elmia
The new-generation forest owners are increasingly managing their own forests. At least as important as the yield is to manage the forests in a long-term and environmentally sound way. This approach will be in focus at SkogsElmia, which will be held next summer on 6-8 June 2019. read more
Ellepot South Africa to revolutionize horticulture industry
11 June, 2018
Ellepot
Ellepot is proud to present its new setup in South Africa. The local office will bring new products and opportunities to the horticultural market in South Africa. The demand for sustainable and customized propagation products has risen in the African continent in recent years. read more
Infrared sensing gives drones a new edge
8 June, 2018
Infrared sensing gives drones a new edge
An ‘x-ray vision system' that overlays three specific technologies to assess the structure and health of individual trees in plantation forests through the canopy is being developed in South Australia. University of South Australia autonomous systems expert... read more
Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry
22 May, 2018
Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry
South Africa‘s plantation area covers more than 1.5 million hectares, stretching over five provinces - Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape. "With the forestry industry in the summer rainfall areas nearing the fire season. read more
Sensors for workers safety?
22 May, 2018
Sensors for workers safety?
Is this a future safety tool for workers in higher risk occupations? Companies throughout China are using brainwave sensors to train workers and screen for mental fitness, South China Morning Postreports. More than a dozen factories are requiring workers to wear devices... read more
New function in MaxiXplorer simplifies environmental work
15 May, 2018
Komatsu
MaxiXplorer's new function, stem codes, improves environmental reporting by automating and simplifying the reporting process for machine operators. The update will be available as of MaxiXplorer 3.14 and in machines manufactured from February 2018 onwards. read more

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