Tag: survey

  • Canada’s Forest Inventory

    On February 11, 2013 NASA launched the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite, and 100 days later transferred operational control to the US Geological Survey. Landsat 8 is beaming 400 photos back to Earth per day, having reached its final altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometres) in April. Enhanced Landsat 8 data have quickly found their way […]

  • 17th Annual Global CEO Survey

    Sector Snapshot: Forest, Paper & Packaging FPP sector CEOs have been less confident about short term growth for several years; this year that’s especially true when it comes to prospects for the industry, said the PwC Global CEO Survey, released Thursday. Only about half, 54 per cent, expect to see growth, compared to 68 per […]

  • LiDAR

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or vehicles (UAV) at an accessible price are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions. Of particular interest to forest operators, UAVs are very useful for forest surveys. For example, digital surface models and orthophotos can be created from UAV images of regrowth areas within a cutblock. Height […]