GNSS based forest logistic management
Development of an enhanced logistic service for forestry.
The Project HOLMES (forest logistics enhanced by satellite-based navigation)
aims at developing a closed logistic system for wood industry based on
satellite navigation technologies for optimization of the dispositive
and administrative tasks, at testing and, at the distribution.
The service will incorporate the most advanced applications of
satellite navigation, geographical information systems (GIS) in
combination with wireless communication links. The added value chain
which will be developed within the project consists of four main parts:
maintenance of forest specific local maps, data acquisition of storage
places and stock, satellite based guidance of vehicles to the storage
places and automatic order and delivery preparation. The main task within
the project is the development of a navigation system for data acquisition
and for guidance of vehicles primary based on GNSS like GPS/GLONASS/EGNOS and
in future Galileo. In case of loss of signal dead reckoning and data of autonomous
sensors overbridge GNSS outages even in topographically difficult locations.
The innovative advantages of the project are the reduced amount of mobile data,
the less complicated documentation of the hole wood harvest process and, the
visualisation and georeference of the added value supply chain that an efficient
disposal and guidance of trucks is enabled. Due these approaches it is possible
for the first time to develop a closed supply chain management for the forestry.
This will result in upgrading the efficiency and accuracy and decreasing of costs.
TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria (lead)
Österreichische Bundesforste AG, Austria
GISquadrat AG, Austria
HiTec Marketing, Austria
Austrian Government (BMVIT)
Successfully completed in 2004