GIS forestry conference

‘Are you ready?’ is the theme for a conference in May focusing on the impacts of Geographical Information Systems, commonly referred to as GIS technology, on the forestry industry.

The Forestry GIS conference is a forum to discuss whether GIS is changing, and the ways in which the industry captures, stores, and uses data. The conference runs over two days, May 27 and 28, at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua.

The aim of the conference is to showcase new and emerging technologies and explore the issues relating to change adaptation and data management for GIS in forestry. Topics include apps and software used in tackling forest fires, disease and pest prediction, forest inventory using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, forest health and safety, forest transportation, cloud services, remote sensing, and open source software. Forestry GIS includes not both planted and indigenous.

For further information contact Marie Heaphy at or phone 07 343 5554.


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