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May 29
Training Your Forest Supervisors to Use UAV / Drones

​Great to be training another set of 10 #Forestry #Supervisors this last week deploying the #DJI #MavicPro #Phantom4 bringing #UAV / #Drones to be a regular tool being used by our field foresters with our Forest #Industry here in New Zealand. This course allows them to get there UAV Civil Aviation Authority CAR 101 wings badge and certification together with basic flight competence and craft knowledge. This course is run together with our Partners at Massey University School of Aviation.

If your interested in future courses this year contact our team, as courses are available every 2 months.


May 24
Promoting Forest Industry to our Next Generation

​Great to be at Rotorua and Hawkes Bay #Careers #Expo with a joint stand with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology School of Forestry, Timberlands, Jensen Logging, Rotorua Forest Haulage, Pan Pac, Rayonier, Forest Management NZ, Eastern Inistitute of Technology & PFOlsen to showcase the innovative future of our forest industry in #NZ to the next generation of foresters, mechanical engineers, forest engineers, contractors, machine operators, robotic specialists, rural firefighters, drone pilots, drivers, remote sensing GIS analysts, environmentalists, machine learning analysts, health and safety specialists, logistics and planning managers and so much more...... Come and find us at the Rotorua Energy Events Center today and tomorrow.


May 15
UAV / Drone Team Changing the Way we Gain Intelligence on the Fire Ground

​Interpine's #UAV / #Drone team flying through the night is helping change the way we gain and deliver intelligence from the fire ground to help be more efficient at #firefighting. Our team was recently used throughout the #porthillsfire and is helping to evolve the application of this technology in New Zealand.


News Articles:

Radio NZ


May 15
​Exploring Benefits of High Density UAV Drone Lidar

​Exploring benefits of high density #UAV #drone #lidar from @RIEGL #VUX LiDAR scanner for forestry. With many hundreds of pulses per m2, the data allows one to measure trees and their attributes. This snippet of a cross section of Pinus radiata forest scanned by Interpine as part of an innovative Forest and Wood Products Australia research project in which Interpine are working with range of research partners to review optimizing the application of LiDAR data for forest resource descri

ption. As well as a general flythrough of the data, you can appreciate a horizontal cross-section of data reviewing the level of detail captured throughout the tree canopy.

Find out more about the other Research Partners involved:
University of Tasmania:
University of Sydney:
NSW Department of Primary Industries:



May 01
Using UAV / Drones for Storm Damaged and Salvage Assessment

​In the wake of Cyclone Cook and Cycle Debbie, Interpine's UAV Team have are busy getting out to fly storm damaged blocks for insurance and salvage, as well as assessing roading/slips for access and recovery purposes. This provides key insights into repairing and assessing damage, showing the importance of #Drones #UAV for delivering timely information.

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April 25
STICKS Harvester Information System most widely used throughout Australasia

​Are you interested in Forest Value Recovery from your own forest or those that you are harvesting or managing. Ask for a demo of our cloud platform #STICKS, and Plan, Harvest and Deliver based on production data from your harvesters in the forest. This collates tree and log production data from harvesters and forwarders allowing you to analyze operations on a regular basis and share this with your contractors, operators, and customers.   Sticks is now the most widely adopted system for Harvester Management in Australia and New Zealand, with more clients growing around the world.


April 19
LiDAR vs UAV / Drone Digital Surface Model (DSM) of Young Radiata pine

​A profile view of an airborne #LiDAR (light blue) dataset from 1200m AGL vs #UAV / #Drone photo derived structure from motion #SFM digital surface model #DSM (dark blue) for a young plantation stand of Pinus radiata. Impressive just how well these datasets line up across their vertical profile across the forest area. This provides opportunities to explore the benefits of UAV and LiDAR datasets for forest assessment. Not all the solutions to every problem is obvious until you have the datasets to explore and the Interpine #Remote #Sensing team continue to push the limits of these new technologies to understand their potential for improvements in forest management .. "Shaping Today's #forests with the #Technology of Tomorrow"

Youtube Video:


April 15
UAV / Drone Full Motion Video Mapping with ESRI Addin

​An example of our remote sensing team using the Esri #ArcGIS Full Motion Video addin from #UAV #Drone video collected by our UAV's. In this case providing the ability to map features direct from the video feed taken by the UAV within ArcGIS desktop. Thus providing the ability to cover large areas quickly, capturing and digitizing key features. Yet another example of the application of UAVs in forestry and land management.

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March 28
Interpine Provides UAV / Drone Training to NZ Fire Service

​Interpine #UAV team have spent the last week providing hands on #Drone Training for the @newzealandfireservice #USAR team with a range of DJI multirotors. In partnership with Massey University School of Aviation to certify their CAA RPAS wings certificates, it was impressive to get 100% pass for all 14 participants. Great to be helping educate our first responders in developing best industry standards for their future use of #RPAS deployment throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.


February 15
Interpine Becomes a ESRI Partner

​Excited to announce Interpine is now part of the #Esri Partner Network. This strengths our support for our clients across our #GIS services.


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