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Remote Sensing – Deep Learning Engineer – Point Cloud

Remote Sensing – Deep Learning Engineer – Point Cloud

Remote Sensing - Deep Learning Engineer - Point Clouds Application closes Friday, 5th December 2021 The Company:   Interpine is committed to “shaping today's forest with the technology of tomorrow”. Our focus on research and innovation sets us apart from other...

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Tree Detection with machine learning

Tree Detection with machine learning

Interpine has developed a complete solution for accurate tree counts and stocking assessments, using a machine learning (ML) model to detect and count trees in aerial imagery. This solution requires little effort to train, and provides highly accurate results....

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GIS / LiDAR Internship Summer 2020-2021

GIS / LiDAR Internship Summer 2020-2021

GIS / LiDAR Summer Internship Position - 2021-2022 10-week internship available to start in November 2021 The Company:   Interpine is committed to “shaping the forestry of today with technology of tomorrow”. Our focus on research and innovation sets us apart from...

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We are not out there today!

We are not out there today!

Our team are all doing their part and staying home, safe in their bubbles and ensuring we protect NZ from COVID19. You can still call or email as our systems are in the cloud and keep us connected where ever we are. We might be slower than normal replying but keep in...

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Benefits of Drone LiDAR vs Photogrammetry

Benefits of Drone LiDAR vs Photogrammetry

The benefits of lidar compared to photogrammetry for forestry applications is the capability for the laser to penetrate through the forest canopy, providing 3D detail of the ground profile, and creating a virtual twin of the forest structure. Here is an example of...

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Drone based Harvesting Cutover Merchantable Volume Assessment

Drone based Harvesting Cutover Merchantable Volume Assessment

Our GM / Director of Interpine, David Herries recently presented at HarvestTech 2021 in Rotorua, New Zealand on a new system for merchantable volume assessments using drones.  Improving safety and efficiency while being able to quantify harvest residues across often...

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Improvements in 3D Tree Segmentation using Deep Learning

Improvements in 3D Tree Segmentation using Deep Learning

A new research paper on 3D tree segmentation approaches from our collaboration work program with the University of Tasmania and ARC Training Centre for Forest Value. Great work to the project team and a special thanks to Sean Krisanski who is working towards his PhD....

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Hovermap Mobile LiDAR Laser Scanning for Engineering Projects

Hovermap Mobile LiDAR Laser Scanning for Engineering Projects

Another neat example of mobile #LiDAR mapping survey with the Emesent Hovermap #MLS showing the ease of data collection for a range of projects. This has been collected at night when the traffic is not present, simply with a 12-minute walk around the survey area with...

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ATLAS GeoMaster ArcGIS Geodatabase Setup for Cloud Users

To allow for best practice implementation of GeoMaster deployed within our cloud environment, this document outlines the common setup for most users with regard to ArcGIS file based geodatabases setup for users. Most of our users will have the following structure to...

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PSLOG Export to Excel > Troubleshooting

PSLOG Export to Excel > Troubleshooting

PSLOG is used by many of our users inside our Cloud Remote Desktop Service.  Some users have reported an issue where they get an error message when exporting some of the PSLOG reporting to EXCEL.  This could appear as an OLE Error message such as shown below.  The...

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Building a Stronger Team: National Certificates Awarded

Building a Stronger Team: National Certificates Awarded

Building a stronger team as part of our #COVID19 response objectives. Great to have some of the teams NZQA Competenz National Certificates coming through from all their hard work during our COVID19 Level 4 lockdown early this year. Interpine ran a range...

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Edge Trees – An Important Consideration for Forest Inventory

Edge Trees – An Important Consideration for Forest Inventory

When comparing edge trees with "normal" trees (found inside a stand) it becomes obvious they can be significantly different.  A generalisation is often that edge trees are shorter and fatter (greater taper) and also tend to have large branching. An edge tree therefore...

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Edge Plots – Forest Inventory Procedures Using PlotSafe

Edge Plots – Forest Inventory Procedures Using PlotSafe

Before engaging staff in the field, an appropriate inventory planning step will save time and cost of the resulting forest inventory, as well as improve sample accuracy and precision. An element often missed when conduction forest inventories are dealing with forest...

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Print from your Remote Desktop to your local printer   ?

Print from your Remote Desktop to your local printer ?

Often you will want to print a map, report or document from the Remote Desktop Environment.   You will just need to ensure you select this option prior to connecting to the Remote Desktop Connection. Edit Remote Desktop Connection Select Local Resources Tab Tick...

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Juniper Allegro 3 under testing for use in Forestry

Juniper Allegro 3 under testing for use in Forestry

Our team are reviewing the latest Juniper Systems device for Forest Inventory, Conservation projects and Log Scaling operations. Juniper Allegro's have been a goto device for rugged forestry applications and it is great to have the latest version running Android out...

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LUCAS National Planted Forest Inventory 2020

LUCAS National Planted Forest Inventory 2020

2020 #LUCAS (Land Use Carbon Analysis System) training for #Planted #Forest National #Inventory underway using #MicrosoftTeams bringing our staff across the country together online. NZ’s #Carbon Inventory for Ministry for the Environment & working together with...

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Building a Stronger Team through COVID-19 Level-4

Building a Stronger Team through COVID-19 Level-4

We are in our 3rd week of COVID-19 Level 4 here in New Zealand. As a business we are focused on taking this opportunity to Build a Stronger Team. Our operational staff are focused on Online #Forest #Training using #MicrosoftTeams to connect and work through...

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COVID-19 Staying at Home, Save Lives, Get Back to Work Quicker

COVID-19 Staying at Home, Save Lives, Get Back to Work Quicker

And the Winner of the Interpine Isolation Day 1 Safe Start Selfie ......Caleb Strickland. A Hunting and Fishing voucher is heading his way. In all seriousness, the health and well being of our staff is paramount throughout this extremely difficult and unique time. We...

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Conducting Tree Nursery Seedling Inventories Using Drones

Conducting Tree Nursery Seedling Inventories Using Drones

Have You Got Enough Trees in Your Tree Nursery for this Planting Seasons Orders? Interpine continues to fly its drones for forest nursery owners to provide a complete inventory of the seedlings in stock.   While traditional approaches have been based on sampling the...

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New Forest Scanning Systems Tested

New Forest Scanning Systems Tested

For the love of #trees, our teams love of #Environment #Forestry and #LiDAR combine with our recent work to step up virtual #forest #inventory with new scanning systems and analysis techniques. Our team continues to innovate in the assessment of...

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Changing Forest Inventory as we know it!

Changing Forest Inventory as we know it!

Our Director, David Herries recently spoke at ForestTech 2019 in both Melbourne and Rotorua. He covered how technology is changing the way Forest Inventory and Tree Assessment is being done. This short clip provides an example of the virtual reality systems which are...

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3D LiDAR Terrain Model Carved from Laminated Wood

3D LiDAR Terrain Model Carved from Laminated Wood

Visualising LiDAR 3D Terrain Models in Wood.  Thanks to some teamwork with Scion wood lab our team recently provided a client with a LiDAR-derived 3D terrain model carved from laminated wood. This unique way of visualising a landscape doubles the meaning of using...

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Deriving DTM using Machine Learning from Drone SFM 3D Models

Deriving DTM using Machine Learning from Drone SFM 3D Models

Another look at some of our offices for the day. This time our professional CAA 102 certified #UAV #drone teams completing an aerial survey of a forest area to be replanted over the winter. Providing updated #DTM using #machinelearning for deriving terrain models...

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Latest Forest Industry Drone Pilots Ready for Flight

Latest Forest Industry Drone Pilots Ready for Flight

Another group of 13 #foresters completing their #drone introductory wings badge CAR101 course with our #UAV team and Massey School of Aviation this week. Great to see adoption of drone technology as a tool and the forestry industry leading by example and adopting best...

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Hosting a Precision Ag Tour Group from Malaysia

Hosting a Precision Ag Tour Group from Malaysia

We had a group from a Precision Agricultural Study Tour: New Zealand Series 2019. The group from Malaysia, travelling with Professor Ian Yule from PlantTech got insights into our work with Airborne LiDAR, and the use of drones in the forest industry. Thanks to Susana...

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3D Modelling Forest for Harvesting Productivity Studies

3D Modelling Forest for Harvesting Productivity Studies

An example of structure from motion modelling of a forest just prior to harvest. This is a 3D point cloud generated from drone / UAV camera imagery, which is then used in studying the efficiency and productivity of harvesting operations. It is hard to step back and...

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Thermal Infrared Pest Monitoring and Detection Using Drones

Thermal Infrared Pest Monitoring and Detection Using Drones

Drone / UAV flights at night for monitoring and assisting pest eradication operations at a Wildlife Sanctuary Reserve in Hawkes Bay. This shows the ability of a drone fitted with a high resolution thermal imaging camera, being able to locate, identify and then geo-tag...

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Monitoring Traps Using Drones to Aid Pest Free New Zealand

Monitoring Traps Using Drones to Aid Pest Free New Zealand

Interpine Innovation helping New Zealand Predator Free 2050.   Monitoring of pests for the purposes of controlling or eradicating populations is a key component in management of wildlife sanctuary reserves throughout New Zealand. Interpine Innovation strives to not...

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Industrial Inspection Using Drones at Pulping Facilities

Industrial Inspection Using Drones at Pulping Facilities

Our team have been working across industries with the deployment of drones / UAV's for industrial inspection.   Drones are an effective way of getting visual reports from places where it is difficult to place humans.   A recent example is the assessment of the...

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Graduates of our Drone training succeeding out in the forest

Graduates of our Drone training succeeding out in the forest

Great to see graduates of our fly your own drone for foresters programme using these new effective tools out there in the forest. Acacia Farmery completed our CAA Part 101 drone operators training and earned her “CAA Wings Badge” certification. Acacia Farmery readies...

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Meet the Team at ForestTech 2018

Meet the Team at ForestTech 2018

Interpine will again be along at ForestTech 2018, being held in Rotorua and Melbourne this November.   Come along and hear about our latest advances in Virtual Reality, LiDAR and Drone applications across the forest industry.

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Interpine helping with North American Wildfires in Canada

Interpine helping with North American Wildfires in Canada

Interpine's General Manager, David Herries recently took some time out from overseeing Interpine's Innovative team and deployed into British Columbia, Canada to help with the wildfires over the 2018 summer.   Outside of his role with Interpine, David is also a...

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Tree Seedling Delivery using Drones becomes a Reality

Tree Seedling Delivery using Drones becomes a Reality

#Drone / #UAV #Tree #Seedlings #Delivery for #Forestry #Plantation establishment in steep hill country in #NewZealand. Significant reduction in risk of slip, trip, fall and back strain incidents while increasing productivity through reduced downtime. While pizza...

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UAV / Drone Insights – Gravity Roller Crushing Supervision

UAV / Drone Insights – Gravity Roller Crushing Supervision

An example video of using #RPAS / #Drone / #UAV technology for supervision and safe behavior observations during a gorse conversion project for the establishment plantation #forestry in New Zealand. A single rope gravity #roller #crusher is being used in this case....

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Satellite Imagery of the 2018 Tolaga Bay Floods

Satellite Imagery of the 2018 Tolaga Bay Floods

Interpines' skilled remote sensing team showing the effectiveness of high resolution before and after satellite imagery for the flooding that recently affected Tolaga Bay in the Gisborne region of New Zealand.  High resolution satellite coverage is now almost daily in...

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Effectiveness of Drones Shown During Civil Defense Emergency

Effectiveness of Drones Shown During Civil Defense Emergency

Great to have the effectiveness and professionalism of our #UAV / #Drone team highlighted with direct acknowledgment from the Hon Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua. Our team recently provided support for the #emergency and #civildefence response to help our local...

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Simulator Training for Machine Operation

Simulator Training for Machine Operation

Great to see the next generation of machine operators training in the world leading #forest #harvesting #simulator suite at Toi-Oho-Mai Instution of Technology Rotorua. Interpine have been donating support to this program as part of our harvesting performance systems...

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Introductory Drone / UAV Training Course: 18-22 June 2018

Introductory Drone / UAV Training Course: 18-22 June 2018

 Interpine is continuing to provide a pathway for the adoption and wider deployment of #DJI #MavicPro #Phantom4 #UAV / #Drones, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) to be a regular tool being used by our field foresters within our Forest #Industry here in New...

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