||The ForestAce® is a simple yet
powerful tool for positioning and measuring attributes
in the forest. This highly versatile hand-held instrument
can also be simply upgraded from 2D to 3D and then be
used for Mapping, Stockpile Surveys and interfaced to
GPS. The ForestAce® is lightweight and is powered
by just 2 AA cells. A range of further accessories and
software is available for other applications. The ForestAce®
is based upon MDL's LaserAce® 300 technology.
Based on the highly successful MDL LaserAce® 300,
the ForestAce® not only has 2 and three point heightening
routines but also has extra firmware which functions for
remote calculation of tree diameters and trunk volumes.
Using a simple telescope with vertical graduations, the
tree is “framed” between any two stadia hairs
and the laser is fired.
The diameter of the trunk at that point is calculated
Sight two further points on the trunk and the height
and volume of timber between the two points is also