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Interpine Inspires Future Foresters at Local Careers Forum

Interpine Inspires Future Foresters at Local Careers Forum

We’re thrilled to announce that the Interpine team had an incredible opportunity to present at our local careers forum, sparking enthusiasm among the youth for the dynamic and growing forestry sector. Our passionate professionals shared insights into the diverse...

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GIS Analyst 

GIS Analyst 

GIS Analyst  The Company: Interpine Group Ltd (Interpine) is a forest and land use consulting and data management company based in Rotorua. We specialise in information technology and are experts in forestry data management systems, GIS, LiDAR, remote sensing,...

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Safe Tree Certification – Growing our Safety Culture

Safe Tree Certification – Growing our Safety Culture

Interpine maintains SafeTree Certification as part of our commitment to ensuring a culture of safety, and well-being across our operations.  Certification demonstrates your professionalism to our clients and provides a benchmark that allows us to continue the...

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Using AI for Quantifying Windthrow or Toppled Trees

Using AI for Quantifying Windthrow or Toppled Trees

Using AI to detect windthrow or toppled trees and quantify damage across a stand can allow forest managers to understand the next steps. In this example, a heatmap on the damaged windthrown stems per hectare is provided using down-tree detection using deep learning....

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Kia kaha to all those Impacted in Cyclone Gabrielle

Kia kaha to all those Impacted in Cyclone Gabrielle

Many of the Interpine team have friends, family, clients, and colleagues impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Our thoughts are with those as they start the journey of recovery. A small token of our support for the communities impacted as we donate $10,000 to help in the...

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Post-Storm Assessment via Satellite Imagery

Post-Storm Assessment via Satellite Imagery

Contact our team to get the latest satellite imagery of your forests or properties for post storm assessment from Cyclone Gabrielle. Interpine will task medium (3-5m) or high (0.5m) resolution imagery immediately to collect data on your area of interest. With some...

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Drone Solutions for Wildfire

Drone Solutions for Wildfire

Learn more about the innovation in drones and there use in wildfires with this great webinar where Interpine is presenting alongside with the DJI Enterprise team on the advancements drones and their place on the modern fire ground. https://youtu.be/DFq8L3-XjAE

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Interpine’s South Island Operations are Expanding

Interpine’s South Island Operations are Expanding

Interpine’s South Island Operations Interpine has a GIS Analyst, Yannina Whiteley working in Christchurch.  She is working remotely with our cloud based system and GeoMaster clients.  If you need any on site assistance with mapping or GeoMaster don't hesitate to...

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Automated Sweep Measurement Project

Automated Sweep Measurement Project

Automated Sweep Measurement Project Forest Growers Research and Interpine have joined to help harvesting operations to face some big challenges now and in the future.  These include labour shortages, rising costs reducing competitive advantages, increasing barriers to...

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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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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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GIS / REMOTE SENSING ANALYST – Opportunity

GIS / REMOTE SENSING ANALYST – Opportunity

GIS Analyst  The Company: Interpine Group Ltd (Interpine) is a forest and land use consulting and data management company based in Rotorua. We specialise in information technology and are experts in forestry data management systems, GIS, LiDAR, remote sensing,...

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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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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 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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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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