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2014 Survey on the use of mobile technologies in Canadian forestry operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3320
Author
Castonguay, Martin
Date
November 2014
Edition
39984
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Castonguay, Martin
Date
November 2014
Edition
39984
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Surveys
Forestry
Technological innovation
Global positioning system (GPS)
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2014 n.1 E
Language
English
Abstract
Computer technology continues to evolve at blinding speed. Today’s mobile technology enables what used to be recorded on desktop computers or on paper just a few years ago. Now, data can be viewed, shared and recorded on devices such as smart phones or other mobile devices used within harvesting operations. In addition, telecommunications capabilities in Canada have significantly improved, providing connectivity where it was not available in the past, although there are still large areas where forestry operates with limited cellular communication services. In order to better orient its technology development strategies, FPInnovations has invited a number of its members throughout Canada to take an on-line survey to obtain information on the current and future state of technology platforms, data collections mechanisms and communications being used or soon-to-be used in forestry field operations. This information will help FPI understand the current state of technology and the direction its members are heading to with respect to mobile computing needs.
MOBILE EQUIPMENT
FOREST OPERATIONS
Survey
Abstract
La technologie informatique continue à évoluer à une vitesse fulgurante. La technologie actuelle permet de saisir des informations qui étaient, il y a quelques années à peine, enregistrées dans des ordinateurs de bureau ou consignées sur papier. Aujourd’hui, les données peuvent être visualisées, partagées et enregistrées sur des appareils tels que des téléphones intelligents ou sur d’autres appareils mobiles utilisés dans le cadre des opérations forestières. Les télécommunications dans notre vaste pays se sont aussi considérablement améliorées, fournissant une connectivité dans des endroits qui en étaient auparavant dépourvus, même s’il reste encore de grandes régions où les opérations en forêt se déroulent avec des services limités de communications. Dans le but de mieux orienter ses stratégies de développement en matière de technologie, FPInnovations a invité plusieurs de ses membres partout au Canada à répondre à un sondage en ligne afin de recueillir des renseignements relatifs à l’état actuel et futur des plateformes technologiques, aux mécanismes de collecte des données et aux communications qui sont utilisées actuellement ou qui le seront prochainement dans les opérations forestières sur le terrain. Ces renseignements nous aideront à comprendre l’état actuel des technologies ainsi que les avenues vers lesquelles nos membres se dirigent en ce qui touche les besoins d’informatique mobile. Les résultats de l’étude seront pour leur part utilisés pour guider notre programme de recherche. Ils seront partagés avec les participants.
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An overview of onboard computers for monitoring forestry trucks

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Author
Carme, Richard
Bulley, Brian
Date
September 2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Carme, Richard
Bulley, Brian
Date
September 2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Vehicles
Time
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 6, No. 21
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC has developed considerable expertise in the use of onboard computers in forestry transportation operations. This report has been prepared in response to member requests for a concise summary of this knowledge. It presents an overview of the technology, the results of case studies, and implementation advice for those who are interested in adopting the technology.
On-board computers
Asset tracking
Vehicle monitoring
Driver monitoring
Fuel efficiency
Cycle time
GPS
Products
Characteristics
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Carte routière technologique pour les opérations forestières du Canada

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Contributor
Canada. Industrie Canada
Date
1997
Edition
40783
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Contributor
Canada. Industrie Canada
Date
1997
Edition
40783
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
Visual efficiency
Transport
Transfer
Systems
Silviculture
Simulation
Satellite
Robotics
Logging
Operations
Machines
Machine operator
Materials tests
Global positioning system (GPS)
Canada
Automatic control
Series Number
Rapport spécial ; RS-000117
Language
French
Abstract
Le rapport présente une carte routière traçant les grandes lignes d'une stratégie d'innovation technologique, de recherche et de développement, ainsi que de transfert technologique pour les opérations forestières canadiennes au cours de la prochaine décennie. La carte identifie les points de départ et d'arrivée, discute des forces motrices, décrit les occasions favorables à des améliorations technologiques et donne des recommandations sur la meilleure route à choisir pour l'avenir.
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Combining the Glonass system with the GPS system to improve satellite positioning under forest cover

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4110
Author
Forgues, Isabelle
Date
December 1999
Edition
40844
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Forgues, Isabelle
Date
December 1999
Edition
40844
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Satellite
Receivers
Positioning
Sample
Global positioning system (GPS)
Series Number
Field Note ; General-FN-000071
Language
English
Abstract
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Global navigation satellite system (Glonass)
Satellite positioning
Forest cover
Ashtech G624 receiver
Evaluation
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A comparison of four new GPS systems under forestry conditions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40843
Author
Darche, M.-H.
Date
December 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
receiver for inclusion in its trials of global positioning system (GPS) units. The data-processing
Author
Darche, M.-H.
Date
December 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Computer software
Reliability
Positioning
Operations
Global positioning system (GPS)
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000128
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC's study consisted of a two-part comparison of four GPS systems under forestry conditions. The first part addressed the ergonomics and reliability of the physical components of the systems, as well as the software provided. The second part evaluated the positioning quality, with the goal of observing the relative performance of the GPS receivers under typical conditions and usage modes for forestry operations.
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS
Evaluation
Comparison
Software
Ergonomic evaluation
Reliability
Forestry operation
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A comparison of seven GPS units under forest conditions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40822
Author
Courteau, J.
Darche, M.-H.
Date
April 1997
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Courteau, J.
Darche, M.-H.
Date
April 1997
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
32 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Computer software
Reliability
Positioning
Operations
Sample
Global positioning system (GPS)
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000120
Language
English
Abstract
This study consisted of a comparative evaluation of seven GPS (global positioning system) units under forest conditions. The trial was divided into two parts: the first part evaluated the ergonomics and reliability of the physical components of the units, as well as the software provided with each unit: all the evaluation were conducted in the context of an average user with basic knowledge of computers. The second part of the study took the form of an operational evaluation of the units, with the goal of observing their behavior under conditions and in application typical of forest operations.
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Evaluation
Ergonomic evaluation
Reliability
Computer software
Forest operations
Comparison
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Correcting planar areas measured by GPS to compensate for topography

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40551
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
July 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
July 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Global positioning system (GPS)
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 56
Language
English
Abstract
Although GPS surveys combined with GIS software can produce accurate measurements of treated areas, the accuracy of these estimates decreases in rough terrain as a result of the topographical changes, FERIC studied a tool that can resolve this problem by calculating a corrected area that more accurately reflects the treated surface.
Geographic information systems (GIS)
GPS
Area calculations
3d analyst
ArcView
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Correction de superficies mesurées par GPS afin de compenser pour la topographie

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40372
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 2, No. 56
Language
French
Abstract
Systèmes d'information géographique (SIG)
GPS
Calcul des superficies
3d analyst
ArcView
Abstract
Bien que les relevés par GPS combinés à un logiciel SIG puissent donner des mesures exactes des superficies traitées, la précision de ces estimations diminue en terrain accidenté à cause des changements de topographie. FERIC a étudié un outil qui permet de résoudre ce problème en calculant une superficie corrigée qui correspond plus exactement à l'étendue traitée.
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The current state of utilization of GPS and GIS technology in forestry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40837
Author
Forgues, Isabelle
Date
July 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Forgues, Isabelle
Date
July 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Utilization
Systems
Review
Positioning
Global positioning system (GPS)
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Canada
Series Number
Field Note ; General-FN-000066
Language
English
Abstract
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Forestry
Utilization
Review
Eastern Canada
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Effect of GPS hardware and differential correction choices on survey results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40747
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Climate
WAAS
Time
Systems
Receivers
Processing
Positioning
Global positioning system (GPS)
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 15
Language
English
Abstract
Test results are presented comparing average cross-track errors obtained in kinematic mode for three GPS receivers of different price ranges using three differential-correction methods under three kinds of forest canopies. Data was collected in all weather over a three-month period and was separated by leaf-on and leaf-off conditions. All receiver/correction configurations provided average cross-track errors suitable for most forestry applications. GPS data collection practices are probably more important than the choice of receiver or correction type.
Global positioning systems (GPS)
Differential global positioning systems (DGPS)
Forestry
Accuracy
Real-time correction services
WAAS
CDGPS
Post-processing
GPS receivers
Weather
Canopy
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