2012 National Association of Consulting Foresters Conference

by Admin 7. May 2012 13:57

Laser Technology will be showcasing the TruPulse 360R at the annual conference of the National Association of Consulting Foresters (NACF) being held on June 23-26, 2012 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The TruPulse 360R is the latest in our TruPulse Series, offering professionals the advantage of a rugged and waterproof compass laser rangefinder.

The Conference will be chock-full with pre-conference workshops, speakers, panel discussions, a field tour, booths and a lot of optional activities. There's even a Practice of Consulting Forestry Course that you can sign up for. For more information go to 2012 NACF Conference.

Make sure to stop by and see us.

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LTI’s Impulse 200 LR Measures Tree Height with Michael Taylor

by scolburn 4. May 2012 08:08
Re-measure of Tall Sugar Pine

Re-measure of the Tall Sugar Pine near Tiller


(A personal accounting by Steve Colburn, Director of Sales, North America for Laser Technology)

I had the opportunity to meet up with Michael Taylor this winter, coordinator of the National Register of Big Trees for California and discoverer of many of the world’s Tallest Trees. He drove up from Northern California to join me across the border in Canyonville, OR. After a quick cup of coffee and an enthusiastic conversation about his latest measurement project - detailed surface modeling of giant redwood trunks - we were headed east towards Tiller. Making the proper left at the Y and entering the Umpqua National Forest, we followed the signs (rare for the site of an official Tall Tree) and arrived at the Tall Sugar Pine.  Species Pinus lambertiana, notable for its wispy top, sweet sap and large cones, the sugar pine grows only here in the mountains of Oregon and California, extending south into the Baja of Mexico.
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LTI's Business Partner Electronic Data Solutions Hosting Free Workshops

by jbartels 2. May 2012 10:07

Electronic Data Solutions, (EDS) along with Laser Technology and Juniper systems is hosting several free workshops on geospatial data collection using GPS or laser rangefinders.  The half-day workshops will be an opportunity to get your hands on the latest in field tools hardware and software solutions.  Highlighted products will be the TruPulse, Impulse, Criterion, TruAngle and more. Learn how to increase efficency in the field, integrate LaserGIS extension for ArcPad and use HydroPlus to position tag water quality data. To register for one of these free technical workshops in your area visit Electronic Data Solutions.  You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to see the new technologies in action and ask your questions firsthand.

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Laser Technology Hosting Forestry-based Webinar Series

by Admin 7. April 2012 12:53
Measure Log Deck Inventory

Laser Technology will host a three-part webinar series for foresters which will kick off in May 2012. The webinars will equip participants with an understanding of how to use the latest in measurement technology so you can become more efficient in the field.  Learn key steps as well as tips and tricks that will make forestry data collection safer and easier.  Participants will discover what other professionals are doing and will even have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists. The hour-long webinars are free and qualify for Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits through the Society of American Foresters (SAF).  If you attend all 3 webinars live, you can earn 3.0 hours of category 1-CF credits.

GIS/Forestry - Laser Mapping

The first webinar, GIS/Forestry - Laser Mapping, in the series goes into depth about laser and compass measurement technology. Participants will find out how easy it is to integrate mapping lasers with field data collection software and transfer field data to a GIS. Held on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MST). Register for this event.

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LTI Webinar: Measuring Log Deck Inventory

by Admin 5. April 2012 11:36
Measure Log Deck Inventory

Laser Technology will be hosting a webinar May 8th at 10 am (MST) to explain how their log deck volume solution works. Attendees will learn how to safely measure their ever-changing log deck inventory and instantly calculate the volume for any size and species. Because of current tools and unsafe methods being used today, log deck inventory typically only happens every quarter or sometimes just at year end.

LTI will walk you through the process, step-by-step and demonstrate how easy it will be to start verifying inventory on a weekly basis. The waterproof TruPulse 360 R is a simple point and shoot laser that transfers measurements right into a step-by-step graphical log deck software solution.

This software was developed working closely with a check scaler and log quality manager located in Washington. He will be co-hosting with Derrick Reish from Laser Technology to explain how this all came to be and what the benefits have been for him using LTI's solution.

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Join Laser Technology at NWPPA 2012

by Admin 2. April 2012 14:24

The annual NWPPA (Northwest Public Power Association) Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show is being held April 9-12 at the Spokane Convention Center and the Doubletree City Center Hotel in Spokane, WA.  Attend educational sessions, classes, network, browse the exhibits and get up-to-date on the latest technology, products and other happenings in the electric utility industry.

Make sure to swing by the Laser Technology booth where we will be showing off the lastest in the TruPulse series, the TruPulse 360R. The 360R offers users the security of having a rugged, waterproof laser rangefinder with all the functionality and features of the TruPulse 360B.

Read how Laser Technology products help in the field of utilities - from vegetation management to transmission & distribution.

See you there!

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Laser Technology an Exhibitor at NESAF Annual Winter Meeting

by Admin 23. March 2012 08:30

Laser Technology will be exhibiting at the annual NESAF (New England Society of American Foresters) Winter Meeting on April 4 - 6, 2012. Held on UMass Amherst Campus Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This three day meeting is chock full of speakers, training programs and concurrent sessions - the hardest thing will be in deciding which session you want to attend. In its 92nd year, this year's theme is "Local Forests, Local Markets, Local Services and Benefits."

Swing by our booth, where Laser Technology will demonstrate products such as our new Log Deck software solution. Be prepared and read information on Log Deck before attending the conference.

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Join Laser Technology at Esri Partner Conference

by Admin 20. March 2012 11:50

If you're into GIS technology, you are going to want to attend the Esri Partner Conference on March 24-27, 2012 at the Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. Esri's partners and distributors from around the world attend and these are the ones that as Esri puts it are "reshaping the world through the application of geospatial technology." Get a chance to hear Esri president, Jack Dangermond, discuss what is happening in the geospatial world. Network, see the latest in products and developments and join in on the annual celebration for contributors who have helped toward the advancement of GIS technology. Plus see all the exhibits, attend seminars, and did I mention the invaluable networking opportunity this conference brings?

Make sure to stop by booth #146 where Laser Technology is showcasing the TruPulse 360R, the latest laser rangefinder in our TruPulse Series.

See you there!

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Another Volume Measurement Problem Solved

by scolburn 15. March 2012 08:21

LTI MapSmart Software Steps In


Stockpile Volume Measurement

Laser Technology was contacted by a large grain logistics company located in Mexico which are responsible for moving millions of bushels of grain around the country every year. One of the critical factors they need to track is the volume of each type of material as it is purchased, processed and then delivered to the customer. The current measurement methods they were using were time consuming and had a very large potential for error.

Through searching on the web, they found out about LTI's Stockpile Volume Solution and promptly contacted us. A demonstration was given on a free-standing pile of aggregate and the customer was sold! An initial order of 5 systems was placed and a training session scheduled at one of their US partner locations in the Wichita, KS area.

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Use Two Trails Software with Laser Technology Products

by scolburn 8. March 2012 19:14
Two Trails Software

"What do you do where GPS is not available?"


Timber cruisers and foresters needed a software program that focused on their needs out in the field and The Forest Management Service Center (FMSC) of the USDA Forest Service responded. Check out the popular surveying package Two Trails©. This software allows the operator to use a variety of survey methods to traverse the boundary of forest units and navigate to plot centers within the units in places where GPS is not available or accurate.

Specialized files are generated on the PC for cruise analysis and GIS portrayal. These spatial files are Geo-referenced and can easily be uploaded to ArcView or ArcMap. The spatial databases are attributed with calculated areas, perimeters and more. Two Trails will also generate files and drawings on the mobile-CE to help gather and edit data collection. View more information on Two Trails software.

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