Fixed wing drones are an ideal platform for the capture and delivery of data to the forestry industry. Australian UAV have considerable experience in the capture of data in these challenging environments and are engaged in a national research project on the use of UAV derived data in forestry management. Working closely with industry partners we have developed safe methods for the data capture, this has included the construction of a forestry specific UAV that operates throughout Australia.
Data capture is particularly suited to plantation forestry where we have demonstrated the photography is fit for purpose for analysis to guide plantation activities.
We have a demonstrated track record in:
- Tree survival counts
- Regeneration species analysis
- Weed mapping
- Tree height derivation
- Plantation health
- Post fire analysis