Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Ignacio Ciampitti
There are four resolutions associated with the sensors on each platform, and a proper understanding of these resolutions is needed before the best tool for the job can be correctly selected. During this presentation, an overview of strengths and limitations of drones, to piloted aircraft, to satellite sensors will be discussed. Using the correct sensor for the job will impact the economic value of the derived products and the success in addressing the producer’s needs. Used properly, remotely sensed data can address many of the producer’s crop management and marketing needs.
While satellite and aircraft measurements of agricultural crops have been in use for many years, low altitude, slow flying drone systems offer an economic vantage point for entirely new classes of information to be created. Recent advances in sensor systems and analytics that are now delivering these new types of higher value information will be discussed.
The foundation of science is data. With real data, you are able to make decisions based on facts and obtain real results that benefit your crops, and ultimately your revenue. This real data comes from having the right tools for the job. These tools are purpose built: specifically engineered multispectral cameras and the leading drone image processing software, Pix4Dmapper.
Using drones and other aircraft to collect data, Pix4D puts together your multispectral crop images, making custom radiometric maps, with optional GIS and variable-rate application areas can be created. This enables you to see problem areas, that may not be visible with the naked eye, and take early action.