Urban Forest Metrix workshop- UWSP

Urban Forest Metrix will be conducting a half-day workshop at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus.  On January 7, from 1PM – 4PM, attendees will learn about using smart phones and tablets for arboricultural tasks and the Urban Forest Metrix solution. This is a good opportunity to learn how the transition to tracking tree[…]

Most Desired Software Features Arborists Have Not Had

Over the course of customizing Urban Forest Metrix for dozens of different firms and arborists each quarter, we get to know how people work alike and how they work differently. Here are the key desires arborists said they need and haven’t been able to find: –       Desire for a simple mapping solution –       For institutional[…]

The Industry Adjusts to Many More Tree Risk Assessments

Many arborists who offer tree risk assessments are new to this sort of service offering. After having customized software to a good number of these professionals, we can now share some learnings that would help others who seek to make this a new revenue stream. About six in ten arborists that we surveyed in the[…]

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[…]

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…                                                    […]