Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Plot Hound Webinars - Fridays at 4PM ET

We built Plot Hound and Canopy to make cruising fast, simple, and hassle-free.  Over 5,000 cruisers have signed up so far - and we're excited to welcome you as the newest member of the Plot Hound crew.

To help get you in the woods faster we are now offering online Q/A sessions with Plot Hound developers every Friday starting at 4 pm EST.  If you have a question or just want a quick demo of the system feel free to join us!  Topics discussed will include cruise creation, merch spec setup, and Plot Hound use.   

There is no need to preregister.  Just go to and we will give you a complete walk through of how to start cruising with Canopy and Plot Hound.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SilviaTerra Founder Speaks at Yale

Photo courtesy of YEI

SilviaTerra co-founder Max Nova spoke at Yale yesterday to a group of current undergraduate and MBA students in the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute's summer startup incubator program.  He walked the YEI Fellows through the process of taking technology from the lab to the real world.

SilviaTerra's patented technology came from co-founder Zack Parisa's work in Dr. Chad Oliver's lab at the Yale School of Forestry.  SilviaTerra was one of the first ever student-led companies to license intellectual property from Yale, and Max discussed some of the main challenges of turning an academic research project into an industrial-strength, efficient, scalable process.

Seven years ago, SilviaTerra went through the YEI summer program too!  We're very grateful for the support and mentorship we've received from the university and are always excited to pay it forward to the next generation of student entrepreneurs.

Interested in joining our team?
We're hiring!  See our jobs page for details.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Western Mensurationists 2017 - SilviaTerra Presentations

SilviaTerra was rolling deep at the 2017 Western Mensurationists conference at UBC this year.  With five biometricians, we were only smaller than the OSU and UBC contingents!

Zack gave a talk on "Deriving better treelists from imagery-assisted cruises" and Brian discussed his PhD work on "Plant traits datasets to improve general individual tree biomass models for natural forest inventories."  It was great to spend a weekend with the West Coast biometrics community and we're looking forward to the 2018 meeting!