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[…]
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 –[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Our friend Brian Saunders of tabletEXgear has a few new products, illustrated in the video here. We have a few of his packs ourselves, and there’s nothing better for cruising.
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[…]
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[…]