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The Importance of Forestry

Why do we actually need to look after and grow our forests and wood lots around the world? The forestry industries importance is highlighted across the commercial space as well as the benefits forests play in our daily lives. In this post, we discuss the critical value both commercial and natural forests play in our lives.

NDVI – Normalised Difference Vegetation Index

One of the most useful outputs available in the Geospatial Forestry Platform are the NDVI images that are derived from satellite imagery. But what is NDVI? This abbreviation stands for "Normalised Difference Vegetation Index", and it is a measure of photosynthetic activity in vegetation. Simply put, it is a measure of how well a plant is growing, and we are able to monitor it through high quality satellite imagery.

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