Automatisierter Fotogrammetrischer Rohholz-Vermessungs-Service
Automated photogrammetric survey services for big and small stacks of deciduous wood and coniferous wood in the value chain forestry and timber industry. AFoRS is a photogrammetric survey service based on the Internet for the calculation of the volume of wood, the number of stocks as well as the distribution of the thickness classes of big and small stacks of industrial wood. By dint of AFoRS logistics processes from the forest into the factory will be seriously speed up as well as expenses for fuel and staff will be clearly reduced through the loss of an additional manual survey commissary, a forester or a buying agent for wood as well as their additional approach to the stack. AFoRS effects an increase of the efficiency of the biological resource wood within the value chain. AFoRS secures a rise of the competitive ability of SME like lumberjack companies, communities of forest enterprises, forestry unifications, transport and lumber trade companies as well as forest enterprises of the publicly and state owned forests.
Through the use of AFoRS following progresses are expected:
AFoRS supports the process automation in the timber industry on the side of many small and medium forest, trade and transport companies. Furthermore, the comparability of planable and available resource of industrial wood based on location, amount of wood and quality leads to a possible economization of unnecessary transports by sea or continental routes. Additional uses of AFoRS are located in the inventory of timber and the calculation of the amount on storage areas of big industrial fabricators of wood as well as in seaports and the stockyards of trains.