Tornator and Blom sign agreement for offering forestry services

Tornator and Blom sign agreement for offering forestry services

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Finland: Tornator and Blom's Finnish subsidiary, Blom Kartta, have signed an agreement of cooperation for remote sensing based forest inventory. The project will cover about 200,000 hectares of forest, owned by Tornator in various parts of Finland. The agreement will last until 2016.

The project includes aerial photography, laser scanning and forest inventory analysis.

"Accurate forest inventory information adds significant benefits to our business. This agreement will ensure that all our relevant forest parcels are covered with high quality and consistent inventory information," Tornator's managing director Arto J. Huurinainen says.

"The agreement also empowers development of new methods to produce additional value-added remote sensing data to Tornator’s operations," Blom Kartta’s managing director Mikko Salonen added.

Tornator already takes advantage of a wide range of spatial data in their daily business operations. Point clouds based on laser scanning are used for the production of various types of surface models, and ortho imagery is the core material of the ERP system to support operational planning.

Forestry analysis is based on Blom’s vast experience within remote sensing based forest inventory production. Blom has provided laser scanning for forest inventories in Finland as well as abroad for almost ten years.

Source: Blom Kartta