Digital analyses with remote sensing

Forestry applications - Digital analyses with remote sensing

A successful and sustainable managing of our forests is a social, governmental, economic and individual challangeat the same time. The effects of the increasing number of natural disasters and climate change are becoming visible in our forests. Foresters and silviculturists are often confronted with a damaged forest - induced by calamities, storm blowdowns or drought.

Forest inventory has been time consuming, costly and typically done on a 10-year basis. The accelerated changes in forests require regular monitoring of forest areas. Updating forest data with remote sensing is becoming possible at shorter and more flexible intervals with satellite and aerial imagery. Digital automated analysis processes provide important information for early detection. From this, measures for the reduction of forest damage as well as a sustainable strategic forest conversion process are derived.

ForestMonitor for risk prevention

Our ForestMonitor provides annual information up to ad-hoc statements of high quality. You benefit from tailor-made solutions and individual advice.

Our services include the following, which can be combined in modules:


You will receive information on the area characteristics with the components slope, exposure and altitude.

Forest Inventory

Tree species, tree heights and canopy closure help you to characterize your forest.

Forest Dieback

We offer demand-oriented analyses of damage events such as storm damage, snow breakage, drought damage and pest infestation in the desired time window.

Forest GIS Management

Digitization services, geodatabase management, acquisition and evaluation of current aerial and satellite image data.

Take risk precautions and protect your forest digitally today. With our remote sensing analyses, you can detect and react to stress factors and potential natural hazards at an early stage:

  • Risk analyses, e.g. potential landslide areas, flooding, forest fire
  • Damage analyses/post-disaster analyses, e.g. determination of extent of damage and emergency aid
  • Vitality analyses
  • Scrub analyses

In the area of terrestrial recording, our bark beetle app and WoodCA app are available to you. Use the bark beetle app (BarkBeetleDetection) to locate your damaged trees and plan the next steps. With WoodCa you can easily and quickly record your wood piles with photo-optical measurement.

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Talk to us. Whether you are a federal ministry, a state office, a forestry association or a private forest owner - our solutions can be adapted to any application.

These partners trust us:

  • Bavarian State Institute for Forestry and Forestry (LWF)
  • Hesse Forest
  • Thuringia Forest
  • Saxony Forest
  • Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW
  • Intend Geoinformatics GmbH
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)

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IABG Geodata - Forest

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