July 2015 Tech Update

Here are a few tech accessories that have been introduced in the past year. LifeProof (www.lifeproof.com) waterproof rugged cases are starting to get built-in auxiliary batteries. This makes an iPhone (case currently available for the 6) a true 10 hour device under the most demanding conditions. We don’t know yet if they are developing for[…]

Free and Cheap Tree Care Apps

This quarter we review a few favorites, ranging from free soil software that will use the GPS and indicate the structure and content of what’s underneath your feet to some of the horticulture reference texts that have been made available online. These are just a taste of what is out there. Many other guides –[…]

iPhone version!

At last, Forest Metrix has developed a full-featured version for Apple’s iPhone! We were able to keep all the same features and analytics, and the interface is pretty slick. Some think it is even easier to user than the iPad version. One really neat part is that the same cruise file can be used on[…]

Forest Metrix Wins Massachusetts Forestry Software Contract

Vermont forestry software firm Forest Metrix won Massachusetts Bureau of Forestry’s competitive solicitation for mobile forest inventory software. The contract includes customizing Forest Metrix’s commercial interface to suit the unique needs of the state and equipping the state foresters with ruggedized iPad Minis. The customization is to be completed by early spring, with Massachusetts’s staff[…]

Urban Forest Metrix Launched

Forest Metrix is proud to announce the release of its urban forestry application Urban Forest Metrix, allowing private and municipal arborists to inventory trees and keep a living medical record for each of them with very little effort. Because it makes creating work orders and maintenance treatment assignments very easy, data for each of these[…]

Drone Fun

Maddy and I visited the Society of American Foresters meeting down in Asheville, NC, showing Forest Metrix to a fairly sophisticated group.  While there we met up with a client, John Culp, who flies remote control helicopters on the side, sometimes even in service of timber plans. We asked him to show us, and he[…]

The Making Of

Inevitably, as we collected footage of foresters using the system, we collect, well, bloopers. Here are some shots from the few hours we spent outside shooting our introductory video…                                                    […]