Wood Quality Services

Using drones to capture professional imagery from new heights

Aerial Imagery

UAVs fly at a low elevation which allows for high resolution aerial imagery. Pixel resolution is between 1 to 10 cm, allowing for every detail to be noticed.

3D Surface Models

Using advanced photogrammetry tools allows us to create a surface point cloud from our UAV imagery. This allows us to build a 3D model of just about anything that can be viewed from every angle.

Volumetric Analysis

From woodchip piles, log stacks, slope cut and fill to quarry stock pile volumes, the use of the UAV derived 3D models enable volumes and measurements to made in a timely and precise manner.

Live First Person Video

Live video from the UAV provides a unique perspective on operations. Monitoring …

Multispectural Vegetation Imagery

Multispectral near-infrared imagery allows calculation of vegetation indexes such as NDVI and EVI to manage monitor plant growth and survival.

Thermal Imagery

Use of thermal aerial imagery after a forest fire allows targeted use of firefighting resources.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“Use of UAV’s for quantifying our stock pile volumes has been a great step forward in a timely and more accurate process wood fibre management. Interpine have provided a innovative service that shows the usefulness of UAV’s in the forest industry”

Richard Sherratt

EBOP Wood Supply Manager, Oji Fibre Solutions

“Fantastic use of UAV technology to deliver a timely and needed service for our quarries. Thanks to the Interpine team for introducing this technology to the Timberlands team, and we look forward to using UAV’s more in our forest management operations”

Cheryl Hindle

Team Leader - Forest Information, Timberlands Ltd

“Wow… I just reviewed this (canopy height model generated from UAV surface model and historic LiDAR DTM) against the imagery & it looks great! Very informative. This shows the real practical application of UAV’s in Forestry “

Aaron Gunn

Technical & Resources Manager, Blakely Pacific Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures are in place while operating UAV's over our operations?

Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.

What camera sensors are available on our UAV's?

We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

Latest News and Articles

User Tips, Information and Insights into the Services Provided by our UAV Services Team

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.

Use of UAV / Drones for Wildfire Operations Profiled at WAFA Conference in Wellington

Patrick and Chris from our UAV / Drone operations and remote sensing team presenting at Women & Fire Fighting Australasia Inc Conference 2018 in Wellington this week.  They were part of a workshop series at Wellington airport hanger looking at highlighting Air...

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...

Multispectral Mapping of Invasive Aquatic Weed Using Drones / UAV

ESRI StoryMap of Drone UAV based Invasive Lake Weed Mapping and Management for Hydropower Generation. In this example our UAV team are mapping the area of surface weed (Lagarosiphon and Hornwort) beds or floating rafts on Lake Rotoaira, New Zealand. ...

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....

Interpines’ Latest Drone, Detects then Warns of Incoming Aircraft

This is an example of the maturing in drones to make safe use our airspace while ensuring we get the benefits of drone technology. Watch this video to see Interpine latest DJI Matrice 210 RTK drone detect and warn the pilot of an incoming manned aircraft. Automatic...

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...

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...

Wood Chip Pile Volumes – Making a Difference with Drone Technology

See, measure, and monitor forest wood chip piles as they grown & shrink with Drones / UAV and photogrammetry technology. Remember making a difference with technology is more important than the technology itself. There are many ground breaking technological parts...

UAV’s and Harvesting Operations

Our #uav team improving value recovery from #forest #harvestingoperations using Esri #fullmotionvideo technology in field studies with DJI #drones. Showing the industry new ways to do previously difficult and time consuming...

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