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[…]

NED and SILVAH Site Down; We’re Hosting Temporarily

With the government shutdown turning off all of the federal websites, foresters could no longer download the USFS’s various software packages. Forest Metrix is helping solve this for the time being. It has been endeavoring to work closely with the USFS to make sure that its software is compatible  with the Forest Service’s offerings (more[…]

Tablet-Ex-Gear iPad Mini Chest Packs Now Available

Just ordered mine. We’ve been waiting for the mini version to come out. For those foresters who like chest packs, this is the one designed specifically for the purpose. $129.95 USD. I’ve spoken a couple times with Brian Saunders, the designer up in British Columbia, and he’s gone through several iterations with this, finally settling[…]

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[…]

Waterproof Tablet Case for Forest Inventory App

The Ipega waterproof iPad Mini case appears to work well, even passing the hand-it-to-your-two-year-old-in-the-bathtub test, which says something. If it can do that, it can handle forest inventories. It does not appear to be as hardy as a case as, say, the Otterbox Defender or the Griffin Survivor – both of which we’ve tested and[…]

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…                                                    […]