Interpine starts a new 2-year project working with Forest Wood Products Australia on operational immersive visualisation and measurement of dense point cloud data in forest inventory.   This new project extends on work started in 2016, and involves working alongside the University of Tasmania, Department of Primary Industry NSW, and the University of Syndey on the development of Virtual Reality and Deep Learning capabilities to change the way measure our forests into the future.

The project kicks off in July 2020 with the support of our industry partners; HQP Plantations, Forestry Corporation NSW, HVP Plantations, PF Olsen, Timberlands Pacific, Forest Products Commission, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, and the Growers Collaboration Fund.

This project will provide operational methods and workflows to improve the accessibility by the forest grower sector to Virtual Reality (VR) visualisation and measurement of plot-level point-cloud data. The project will integrate automated individual tree profiles using Machine Learning (ML) techniques into the VR environment from the work done by Interpine and other researchers on the project.

The project is complimented by rich ultra-dense point cloud datasets sourced from Interpine’s Hovermap LiDAR unit which is used for data collection from the ground in a backpack format or from the air using Interpine fleet of DJI Drones.