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Demonstration of Urban Forest Metrix

Here is a 9-minute run-through of the field interface for Urban Forest Metrix, the system designed for arborists and tree care firms. This demonstration concentrates on the iPad interface elements for field technicians looking to work with trees, do mapping, conduct tree risk assessments and various other functions.

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[…]

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[…]

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…                                                    […]