Ever wondered if you should learn a programming language? If so, stick around. In this article, my goal is to present a high-level view of two languages I have found useful in my forestry career for automating repetitive tasks — R and Python. My hope is that someone may have […]
Harvest scheduling is a resource planning process aimed at deciding what areas of the forest (i.e.; stands) to harvest and when. On a small scale, Forest Managers may simply rely on experience, memory, and/or field notes when planning harvests. However, on a larger scale, this is inefficient and highly frowned […]
Review of Discounted Cash Flow analysis using Excel and Python Pandas library.
In this post we will journey on an expedition to explore a forestry dataset using Data Science tools available in Python. Python is an Object-Oriented programming language commonly used in the Geospatial and Data Science fields. As an example scenario, we will work with two datasets that resemble common Stand […]
Foresters occasionally use inexpensive consumer grade GPS units for simple mapping tasks and navigation in the field. Many of these, such as the Garmin GPS Map series, retail for less than $300. I have owned several of these Garmin units myself , and have found them to be an invaluable […]