TAG: forestry

PlanetWatchers launches Foresights analytics platform for commercial forestry

August 15, 2018By
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The startup PlanetWatchers has developed Foresights, a risk management and geospatial analytics platform designed specifically to help clients manage forestry assets quickly, effectively and accurately. Foresights identifies areas of new or potential risk, and delivers operations tracking and forest damage management services. The company plans to add satellite-driven analytics, inventory data and forest productivity services to the platform. before the end of... read more

Field Technology Conference: The forest and the fish

November 30, 2015By

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two weeks ago, I attended (and hosted) the Field Technology Conference here in Portland, Oregon. This is the fifth year of the conference. In years past, it’s had a forestry emphasis primary because the Western Forestry and Conservation Association has been a major partner in organizing it. This year, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and Pacific... read more

Spatial Statistics: Emerging Patterns

June 9, 2015By

The 2015 Spatial Statistics conference will be held June 9-12 in Avignon, France. Spatial statistics is of importance to the use and interpretation of volunteered geographic information (VGI), web services, remotely sensed data and further processing within a GIS environment. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines (e.g. agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography,... read more

DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform Enabling New Commercial Solutions

February 5, 2015By

DigitalGlobe, Inc., has agreed to provide another commercial customer access to its Geospatial Big Data (GBD) platform, paving the way for new analytic products serving the insurance, forestry, oil & gas, and mining industries, the company said. Exogenesis is a provider of advanced analytics, algorithm development, and predictive modeling and simulation. The company has subscribed to DigitalGlobe’s GBD service to facilitate new... read more

Handheld Group Launches Nautiz X8 Device for GIS

September 23, 2014By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched the Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The Nautiz X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life, the company said. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military. The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in... read more

Proteus Discusses Satellite-Derived Forest Inventory in Webinar

September 16, 2014By

Proteus FZC, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, will discuss its use of high-resolution WorldView-2 imagery to derive accurate forest inventory and tree classification maps in Abu Dhabi during a free webinar with DigitalGlobe. “Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery,” part of the ongoing DigitalGlobe LEAD Webinar Series, will be held September 24 at 12:30 p.m. BST... read more

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F4 Tech Offers Free SilvAssist Software to SAF Accredited Forestry Schools

July 30, 2014By

F4 Tech is contributing to future foresters’ education by providing complementary SilvAssist software to colleges accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SilvAssist  is a set of GIS tools for managing forest inventory data. Institutions with SAF accreditation will be eligible for licensing of the SilvAssist solution to integrate within their curriculum. “Understanding the forest inventory process and how it relates to GIS... read more

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Proteus Completes Satellite-Derived Forest Inventory Pilot in Abu Dhabi

June 16, 2014By

Proteus FZC, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has completed a demonstration project using satellite imagery to inventory tree plantations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The tree mapping pilot is a spin-off of a larger Emirate-wide habitat and land use/land cover (LULC) project now being spearheaded by Proteus. In the pilot, the Proteus team processed multispectral data... read more

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App Divides up Tree Stem for Loggers

January 23, 2014By
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Corvallis Microtechnology, Inc., has released its Virtual Tree Bucking application software for use on an iPAD, iPhone or iPod touch device. When segmenting a tree stem into log products, the important question to ask is how to maximize the income from the stem, the company explained. In some cases, it will be more profitable to divide the tree into a... read more

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