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 …

On board technological development

Innovations change how work is done, in every field. They create new business, and act as springboards for those who act fast, Innovations are also ruthless. They do not hesitate to derail even large companies who have become dormant in a digitalizing world. Instead of innovative approaches, a company’s attention may be on the fine-tuning of operating methods, instead. A …

Precise information for agriculture and forestry with unmanned aerial vehicles

Precise information for agriculture and forestry with unmanned aerial vehicles Development of remote sensing technologies and increased data availability have enhanced possibilities for environmental monitoring in recent years. Aerial laser scanning has already become the main forest inventory method in Finland. Frequently updated satellite data is freely available, which enables almost real-time recognition of environmental changes. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), …