“Why should I use a drone for Agriculture?”
Drones for agriculture?
What is a drone agriculture survey?
A drone survey refers to the use of a drone to capture aerial data with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB or Multispectral payloads. During a drone survey with an RGB camera, the ground is photographed multiple times and each image is tagged with coordinates.
After flight, these photos are processed in photogrammetry software such as PIX4D or Agisoft Metashape. The photogrammetry software can then recreate geo-referenced 3D maps, contour lines, digital terrain models, or digital surface models to be reviewed in geospatial software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
What makes a drone the best option for aerial imagery?
A drone flies at the ideal cruising speed and altitude for extremely high-resolution imagery. Airplanes and satellites fly too fast and too high, which means they can’t capture the same level of detail. Drones can capture imagery and GPS data at the same time, giving you more information so you can create a more accurate rendering of the area.
When you invest in a drone, you’re investing in a long-term monitoring tool.
Consistent data for long-term surveying.
- Fly the same route over and over to collect data the same way every time.
- Capture regular pictures of your land.
- Monitor plant health and expected yield to prepare for years to come.
- Track information for insurance claims.
Make the investment today. When you invest in a drone, you’re investing in your future. Fly as often as needed to gather the data needed to keep your projects on track.