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It’s all about Digital Data in the Timber Industry - But Why?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Discussions about digital data and digitalization occur almost daily. Estonia during its EU presidency has stated the Digital Agenda as its priority area of focus. The Digital Agenda proposes to better exploit the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to foster innovation, economic growth and progress.

How precise is Timbeter for accurate timber measurement?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Very often we are continually asked – how precise is Timbeter? The most straightforward method for determining the accuracy would be to measure the pile of logs with Timbeter, and then measure manually a couple of logs for comparison. But if you don't have any logs nearby, then how do you attain effective control of your measurements?

New Loading Feature Has Made Timbeter Even More "Timber-tastic"

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Some good news to everyone who measures timber using Timbeter! Only this week the magicians in our engineering team released a brand spanking new feature that helps users load a certain amount of cubic meters from the pile, by determining exactly the amount of logs that need to be loaded.

Popular Timber Measurement Formulas

, Co-founder and CTO of Timbeter.

There are a variety of log scaling methods around the world. However, there is a vast variability between each region, making transparent communication difficult. Describing each method and its parameters are vital for enabling clear and transparent measurement between all partners, and thus eradicating any attempts at fraud.

Timbeter in 2016: The Year in Numbers

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
It has been another incredible year here at Timbeter. We have been to 7 different countries, pitching and winning at numerous events, launched globally and our user base continues to grow. So at this year’s end I wanted to share with you our year in numbers and how we are going to build on that success for 2017.

Using Timbeter for Timber Trucks

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
For timber truck drivers, measuring timber can be an inaccurate process, often a degree of guesswork is involved. With the advances in digitalization, now they can record accurate measurements with a simple photo.

Why is precise digital timber measurement important?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Sometimes it is good to remind why we started developing Timbeter at the first place. For me, coming from IT sector, it was really hard to understand how things work in forestry. How is it possible that measurement is done only with the help of visual observation to determine the pile density coefficient?

Comparison of different log scaling formulas

, Co-founder and CTO of Timbeter.

We’ve already talked about different measurement formulas in one of the blog-posts earlier. There is a wide variety of log scaling methods around the world. Most of them utilize length and diameter information to determine volume in cubic units. Many log-scaling methods require small-end diameter measurement.