Managing such vast stretches of land, surveying forests can be incredibly time-consuming due to limited access and varying terrain. Drones are proving to be effective and relatively affordable tool when it comes to forest management. There’s a host of successes the forestry industry can achieve if they implement drone technology into their operations, using high resolution images to create a detailed visualisation of the forest. Additionally, using specialist LiDAR sensors attached to our drone systems, we can laser scan large areas of forest to understand the canopy and terrain, to assist with forest management. Applications such forest health, controlling disease, classifying terrain or planning for forest management can all be carried out from the surveys.
Depending on the site conditions, our drone systems can survey 300+ ha of forest or 400+ ha of ground prep in one day. Drones are the perfect tool for surveying remote locations, minimising personnel working on site and exposure to risk
When it comes to vegetation management, performing surveys is paramount to a number of industries including utilities, infrastructure and rail. The impact of poor vegetation management can be wide ranging resulting in environmental & safety issues which could have an impact on the surrounding assets. Trees, forests, plants and other vegetation could be found over large areas and using drone technology allows us to survey these areas effectively. Some of the services we can provide include tree and plant counting, automated analysis, species recognition and growth forecasting.
Land and asset owners can benefit from applying drones for monitoring, which will result in spatially explicit and comprehensive high-quality cost-effective data. Combining orthophotos, DSMs and classified maps with specialist software, provides our clients with detailed information that can improve the knowledge of the vegetation present and lead to more efficient management.
Incorporating state-of-the-art survey & inspection technology and practices with pioneering deployment solutions, we have become a trusted partner to clients across multiple industry sectors. Explore a selection of our latest project case studies below.
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