Information on plantation resources, including species, age-class and area distribution, is used to support strategic forest industry planning and decision-making, including log supply forecasts. The quality and currency of this information are not always appropriate, given that publicly available data is generalised and quickly dates due to harvest activities.
Indufor has developed several resource profiling solutions that use satellite imagery or LiDAR data that offer the granularity to assist with developing resource management strategies and future-looking forecasts.
Our area mapping, age profiling and species classification routines are derived entirely from non-commercial satellite imagery and without the use of client sensitive or proprietary spatial datasets. This allows the analysis of any area of interest that has satellite image coverage. As available, information from LiDAR is used to refine the area, age-class and volume estimates.
Using Indufor’s expertise in resource and forest estate modelling the age profiling and species outputs assist in supporting decision-making processes by providing information necessary to update wood availability forecasts or evaluate wood processing opportunities.
The dashboard below demonstrates how estate modelling forecasts the volume of timber harvested and its impacts on carbon sequestration. This approach demonstrates how our expertise in forest estate modelling and resource monitoring creates the information required to support informed forest investment decisions.Click here or the image below to sample this interactive dashboard.