Category Archives: Survey and Mapping Apps

Triangular Greenness Index (TGI)

Triangular Greenness Index (TGI) is calcultated from the area of a triangle that is defined by 3 points for the reflectance pf wavelength (480nm, R480, 550nm, R550 and 670nm, R670, R= Reflectance of wavelength). The formula for TGI is: TGI = -0.5[190(R670 – R550) – 120(R670 – R480)] Article: U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural ResearchService,

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Workflow – planning to analysis (Work in Progress)

Introduction Precision agriculture workflows involve operation of aerial drones, sensors/cameras, and software applications. The goal is to gain valuable insights into your crops. In recent times, the number of growers using drones to collect crop and field data has increased significantly. Agriculture-specific applications have been developed to meet this demand. Users can plan autonomous flight

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Mapping and Analysis

Many of us seek methods to optimize crop production by gaining more information from the field. Various technologies are available for grower’s aid electronic devices, sensors, data management applications, and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, to name a few. These trends became more critical in the past decade or so and became a center of research

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Sensors

Agriculturalists are moving towards applying more advanced technology in order to maximize crop production and workflow efficiency. Some technological advances that have been made are the development in artificial intelligence (AI), electronic devices, and sensors. These technologies are often applied to data collection such as crop count, plant disease assessment, drought monitoring, and soil analysis.

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Agriculture Top Trends to Watch for in 2023

Major areas to look for focus in precision agriculture for 2023 include: Digital agriculture, robotics and automation, and sustainability practices. Robotics and Automation The areas to watch for robotics and automation to increase the efficiency for farm management are things like: pruning, thinning, harvesting, spraying, mowing, and weeding. Sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and control systems

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Autel Robotics: Dragonfish Series Drones

Dragonfish Series: Fixed Wing Drones: Autel Robotics has developed the Dragonfish Fixed Wing Series Drones. There are three versions in the series: Dragonfish Pro, Dragonfish Standard, and Dragonfish Lite. The flight times for each drone while carrying a payload are: 158 minutes, 126 minutes, and 81 minutes respectively. The Dragonfish Series is equipped with an

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Yuneec H520E Commercial Hexacopter

Yuneec H520E RTK Commercial Hexacopter Yuneec made these drones available to the public November 2020. They made these drones to target the needs for the inspection industry. The six rotor design enhances the stability and precision of drone flight. Its long focal-length camera lens gives you the ability to gather data further away from target

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FreeFly Drones

FreeFly Astro Industrial Drones FreeFly’s newest commercial drones. It has RTK and a 61 megapixel Sony Camera FreeFly Astro drones are powered by Skynode and FreeFly’s mission control suite, Auterion. Skynode has: LTE connectivity and a built-in linux computer. It connects to the Auterion software suite that lets you conduct mission planning and fly the

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PrecisionHawk Merger with Field Group

PrecisionHawk, founded in Raleigh, NC 2010, has merged with Field, a European geo-tech company. These two companies are combining their products and technology and by the end of the year PrecisionHawk will be functioning under the Field brand name. However, it’s US headquarters will continue to be located in Raleigh, NC. As of this writing,

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Parrot Drones

Generally, Parrot has stopped producing drones for the general public consumer anymore. When you pull up their website you see the ANAFI AI and the ANAFI USA drones being marketed. You also see that Parrot identifies their company mission with building professional drones that focus on the needs for industries in: Inspection, first responders, firefighters,

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