Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hypsometer - what is it?

A Hypsometer - A tree height measurement tool.

Basically a laser instrument that can give a fairly accurate measurement of a trees height. Extensively used in forestry and agricultural plantations.
This is the Nikon 550 used in forestry
But basically it just works out all the measurements that can be done through trigonometry. As per below:
Trigonometry in reality
Also you can get this application on iPhone now - called hypsometer app.
iPhone hypsometer application
There is so much more available IT applications to make measurements of trees that much easier.

Hope everyone likes my first Blog?

1 comment:

  1. That's great Botanist - I'm buying the iPhone one for building heights