Development Days 2019 at Ruka – and on social media

The Bitcomp development days 2019 will be held on Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th of September at Ruka, Kuusamo in northern Finland. In addition to honing the company strategy, the program will include declaring the winner of the company’s fishing contest and hiking the Pieni Karhunkierros trail. To take a peek at the development days, keep an eye on our …

Research results to use – Supporting decision-making through multi-source forest inventory

The Finnish university-level research is top of the line, but very few of the results end up being commercially utilized, even if their impact on society could be maximized through their commercialization. In a report from last year, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA related that about half of the researchers had made discoveries that they believed to …

Change detection service in production

Bitcomp’s change detection service is now running in production! Since the beginning of June, the change detection service has been monitoring weekly new satellite data captured by the European Space Agency ESA’s Sentinel 2 optic sensors, detecting automatically areas that have been subject to cuttings, from thinnings to clear-cuts. The service monitors cuttings in whole Finland during the growing season. …

Your system is as good as its maps

When using an information system utilizing maps, the end-user tends to pay attention to two aspects: the quality and the functionality of the maps. For some users, the quality the maps even determine the quality of the whole system. This is something that we application developers need to be able to react to. Often the maps are produced by entirely …

Bitcomp to partner up with Veto Esports

Bitcomp is proud to announce a new partnership with Veto Esports. Established in 1934, the traditional sports club Vimpelin Veto founded its esports team officially in April 2019. Fresh openings in a traditional field of operations naturally warm our hearts, so it brings us great joy to be able to support Veto in this new venture! Veto Esports competes in …

EnviNavigator development project enters ESA funding programme

In the beginning of the year, Bitcomp’s EnviNavigator project was selected to the funding programme of the European Space Agency, ESA. The programme aims to commercialize the results of research and development activities. The objective of the EnviNavigator project is to develop services with which analyzing the environmental changes revealed by satellite pictures will become notably faster and easier than …

Using drones for high-resolution forest inventory

Bitcomp has participated several R&D projects in recent years aiming to develop methods for producing fine resolution forest data based on UAV surveys. In Maaseutu 2.0 project (ended in February 2018), we piloted use of UAVs for detecting storm damages, producing up-to-date forest data and monitoring vegetation changes in agricultural land. In summer and autumn 2017 we analyzed several forest …

Bitcomp participates in the European ROSEWOOD network

EU project ROSEWOOD launched: Bitcomp participates in the European ROSEWOOD network promoting Sustainable Wood Mobilization Along with 14 partners Bitcomp engages in the EU funded project ROSEWOOD, which will facilitate the exchange of best practices and innovations among forestry stakeholders. ROSEWOOD seeks to leverage the potential of the wood industry by encouraging sustainable wood mobilisation and promoting novel approaches in …