Forest inventory landscape

Forest Inventory and Analysis

Forest inventories are required to quantify tree compositions and forest values, as well as a prerequisite of sustainable management. For vast areas with poor infrastructure, satellite remote sensing combined with field data and machine learning is a cost-effective choice for strategic level analyses and investment decisions. For operational planning, individual tree inventories using drone images are now a realistic and efficient option.

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  • Improved understanding of the asset’s value
  • Optimising forest management with more accurate data leads to a more effective schedule of operations
  • Accurate distribution and mapping of all species (including dead trees)
  • Up-to-date aerial images
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  • Forest owners who need a forest management plan
  • Investors who need the best available estimate of forest value
  • Forest management service providers

Determining forest attributes and value tree-by-tree

Mapping and Inventory

A successful and cost-efficient forest inventory must take the following aspects into account:

  • General considerations (accuracy, management unit size, users of the data)
  • Existing databases (remote sensing data, old inventory data, models)
  • Available resources (funding, equipment, infra)
  • Measurement methods (sample vs. wall-to-wall inventory, stratification)
  • Processing methods for the collected data (image processing, calculation of the desired metrics)
  • Presentation of the results and integration to forest management information systems.

 

Our solutions for inventory and analysis

Ismo Hippi - Principal

Ismo Hippi

Principal

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Atte Saukkola - Product Owner

Atte Saukkola

Product Owner

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Markus Auvinen

Remote Sensing Expert

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