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Four steps to extend drone use in research

Better regulation, flight control, batteries and software would improve the range of craft and data quality, argue Nicholas C. Coops, Tristan R.H. Goodbody and Lin Cao. Drones are revolutionizing environ mental research. Using small remote-controlled aerial vehicles, scientists can photograph far-flung places more quickly, easily and cheaply than by conventional surveys done on foot, by car or from balloons, satellites …

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Conference: How remote sensing unlocks profit from the forest

Remote sensing technologies are enabling more efficient and profitable forestry operations. The latest forest technology conference in Vancouver in early March features practitioners who specialize in helping their forestry clients to see how well these systems work. A range of knowledgable and practical forest management experts will deliver insights into this new technology at the ForestTECHX conference in Vancouver on …

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Forest technology conference reveals harvester data goldmine

When it comes to extracting value from forests, one of the most important developments in forest technology today is STICKS software. It’s a paradigm shift for loggers and forest owners. While hidden in most modern harvesters, unlocking the system leads to a wealth of information for optimizing woodflows. The unique harvesting and woodflow system was developed by an Australian forester …

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Foresters benefit from practical technology

Vancouver, BC – Practical foresters with ‘boots on the ground’ experience will feature an international forest technology conference coming in March. They’ll demonstrate how strong provider-user partnerships can speed implementation and adoption of timesaving forest management technologies. One international keynote speaker, David Herries from Interpine, leads a company well versed in creating partnerships to improve measurement for forest management clients. …

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New harvester technologies boost log value recovery

Vancouver, BC – In early March, a new international forest technology conference is set to bring the latest harvest planning technologies from around the globe to British Columbia foresters and harvesting operations managers. “With mechanized harvesting, new technologies in harvesters have been proven to lift log grades and outturn consistently. Internationally, Australian loggers have ben among most quickest early adopters …

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Dual focus for upcoming forest technology conference

In early March, professional foresters and operations managers from Canada’s leading forest companies will be treated to an international selection of innovative systems for enhancing forest management and log values. ForestTECHX 2018 is an international forest technology conference running on March 6-7th at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, near Vancouver Airport. Program manager for ForestTECHX, John Stulen says, …

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Technology serving forest managers accelerating rapidly

Vancouver, BC – With the speed of technology devices and software applications improving faster than ever, the need for professional foresters and operations managers to keep pace with the changes is greater now too. A new international forest management technology conference is set to bring all of the latest inventory and harvest planning technologies from around the world to British …

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Forest inventory tools enhance decision support say experts

Vancouver, BC – Internationally, inventory mapping for foresters has benefited considerably from developments in drone and lidar technologies. Many senior forest managers are now focused on how the new systems deliver better deicsion-making by foresters on the ground out in the woods. Service providers understand that forest managers need a way to tailor the data being collected to the questions …

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Forest mapping technology changing rapidly: International update

Vancouver, BC – Forest mapping technologies and deployment techniques are progressing rapidly now. The technology has moved on considerably in just 12 months. The quality and quantity of data being collected through an array of new sensors and platforms has continued to sky-rocket. The task being grappled with now is how to best use the collected data and convert it …

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International forest technology experts coming to Vancouver conference

Vancouver, BC – A new international forest management technology conference is set to bring all of the latest inventory and harvest planning technologies from around the world to Canada’s premier forestry city in March 2018. “We’re bringing together the world’s leading technology experts in forestry metrics for our new conference, “ForestTECHX in March 2018 says conference organizer, Anthony Robinson, associate …

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Call for Speakers

Our ForestTECHX 2018 conference is scheduled for March 7th, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. This conference will be targeting Mobile Connectivity, Big Data and Harvest Planning for the North American forest industry. We are working closely with a wide range of international specialists, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you are keen to …