Unmanned Aerial Vehicle {a.k.a Drone} Services

capturing professional imagery from new heights

Aerial Imagery

UAVs fly at a low elevation which allows for high resolution aerial imagery. Pixel resolution is between 1 to 10 cm, allowing for every detail to be noticed.

3D Surface Models

Using advanced photogrammetry tools allows us to create a surface point cloud from our UAV imagery. This allows us to build a 3D model of just about anything that can be viewed from every angle.

Volumetric Analysis

From woodchip piles, log stacks, slope cut and fill to quarry stock pile volumes, the use of the UAV derived 3D models enable volumes and measurements to made in a timely and precise manner.

Live First Person Video

Live video from the UAV provides a unique perspective on operations. Monitoring …

Multispectural Vegetation Imagery

Multispectral near-infrared imagery allows calculation of vegetation indexes such as NDVI and EVI to manage monitor plant growth and survival.

Thermal Imagery

Use of thermal aerial imagery after a forest fire allows targeted use of firefighting resources.

Out in Industry

CAA 102 Certification for Interpine’s Unmanned Aerial Drone Services

Our team UAV / Drone team continue to lead by example within the forest industry; having recently been certified last month with CAA Part 102 operating privileges. Being the first forestry and/or rural fire related UAV provider to do so in New Zealand. These...

Drone Tech Profiled on #TVNZ as a Leading Innovator in Forestry Sector

​Interpine's #UAV #Drone technology profiled on #TVNZ as a leading innovator to improve #safety, workloads, and the way we manage our forests in the New...

UAV / Drones in Forestry – Reaching for a New Perspection

​Because of the scale involved in forestry, both time and area, mathematics has always been heavily employed so foresters can take samples and calculate averages or make predictions on the growth or yield of their crop. With the advent of increasingly usable and...

Potential of Using UAV / Drones for Pest Control ?

​Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and remote image sensing cameras have considerable potential for use in pest control operations. UAVs equipped with remote sensing cameras could be flown over forests and remnant bush sites, particularly those not currently receiving...

Not all about the day job.. Our #UAV pilots volunteer to track Kiwi.

​Quietly amongst the Kaweka Ranges in Hawkes Bay the Kiwi can more often be heard. North Island Brown Kiwi to be exact with help from the Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd Kiwi Creche, located at the Boundary Stream Mainland Island Reserve, and the tireless efforts of a few...

Helping Make the Pulp & Paper Sector More Efficient with Timely Chip Stocks

Our UAV team making the #pulp #paper #industry more efficient through more timely #volumetric #stock takes with #Drones / #UAV. "Use of UAV’s for quantifying our stock pile volumes has been a great step forward in a timely and more accurate process wood fibre...

Using Thermal IR and Fire Modelling to help with Fire Attack Planning and Suppression

Great to be presenting alongside the Scion rural fire research team at the annual Forest Growers Research Conference being held in Christchurch.  With a field trip from the conference visiting the fire ground and together with the Department of Conservation...

LiDAR meets 3D Printing – Benefits of 3D Printing for Forest Engineering

Our Remote Sensing team are constantly immersing ourselves in 3D modelling from our rich #LiDAR datasets. #3Dprintingtechnology brings this from the screen to the table. Meet our miniature model of White Island Volcano in New Zealand. Getting #LiDAR data adopted is...

Using Drones / UAV for 3D Modelling Forest Tree Structure

The Interpine #UAV #Drone continue to innovate around the use of structure from motion 3D modelling. In this case we show some examples of modelling tree structure and resulting stem volume / form, which are important in the forest yield modelling calculations. Doing...

Innovations in Drone use in the Rural Fire; FRFANZ Conference 2017

​Interpine's General Manager and Lake Okareka Rural Fire Force Deputy Station Officer FENZ Rural, David Herries will be providing insights into use #UAV #Drones during 2016/17 #fire season at #FRFANZ (#UFBA) conference 1-4 August 2017 in Auckland. After successfully...
“Use of UAV’s for quantifying our stock pile volumes has been a great step forward in a timely and more accurate process wood fibre management. Interpine have provided a innovative service that shows the usefulness of UAV’s in the forest industry” Richard Sherratt

EBOP Wood Supply Manager, Oji Fibre Solutions

“Fantastic use of UAV technology to deliver a timely and needed service for our quarries. Thanks to the Interpine team for introducing this technology to the Timberlands team, and we look forward to using UAV’s more in our forest management operations” Cheryl Hindle

Team Leader - Forest Information, Timberlands Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures are in place while operating UAV's over our operations?
Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.
What camera sensors are available on our UAV's?
We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

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