Agricultural UAVs

Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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Is there a software to count plants in a crop?

Started by ALK. Last reply by Alex Maltais yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi,Is there a software that can count automatically the number of plants in a crop?Example, counting soy plants. I know there are several limitations to this but is there any software that can speed…Continue

Farmer dashboard for interpreting data

Started by RG. Last reply by Jacko on Monday. 2 Replies

Pondering when farmer flies a drone, capture multi-spectral data and generates all those colorful imagery, whats the best resource they have to interpret the data collected to convert into meaningful…Continue

What makes dronedeploy so fast?

Started by RG. Last reply by RG on Saturday. 6 Replies

I am a newbie, but looking at various photo stitching mosaic creation software and it appears it takes LOT of time in processing.What does DroneDeploy uses as their backend software/infrastructure…Continue

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X8 or Y6

Started by RG. Last reply by RG Jul 24. 2 Replies

I am putting together my first auto-pilot for Agri usage and wonder where to start. I would ideally be able to use smallest frame which can handle visual photo, ndvi and maybe IR camera, plus some…Continue

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Comment by RG on July 20, 2015 at 10:18pm

Hi Keith, I see that MicaSense costs about $6,450/- . Do you find it worth? I am relatively new to NDVI

Comment by Todd on July 20, 2015 at 1:31pm

Nice Map! Where is a good resource in finding what the highs and lows of each band mean as far as real life application. ie what would .55 on NDVI mean to a farmer?  

Comment by Keith Geary on July 20, 2015 at 1:22pm

Sorry for the radio silence, but its busy, busy, busy! I wanted to share my first NDVI image using the RedEdge camera from MicaSense;

Five channels are used at the same time; band 1 = blue, band 2 - green,

band 3 = red, band 4 = red edge and band 5 = NIR

Processing is done in the cloud using "Atlas", MicaSense's own services;

You can produce, RGB composites with 3 bands or band-to-band raster calculations for NDVI / GRVI / NDRE and get a Digital Surface Model too!

I will post more about this summers work in the autumn / winter, when I have had time to test things out and write up my findings.

Comment by Marc Cretten on May 6, 2015 at 2:33am

Does anyone know what kind of hand held Tablet device the Sensefly guys use with the eBee? Its gotta be something quite powerful if it processes images in real time

Comment by Scott Olson on April 12, 2015 at 5:38pm

First Ever IDC sanctioned Drone Event for farmers June 13, 2015 Central IA

Go to or go to farm Drone Event and workshops on 3 farms

Comment by Silvio on April 12, 2015 at 3:44am

If anyone needs a simple & inexpensive method to setup a telemetry connection over 4G, I wrote a free guide and created a dedicated group S.

Comment by Gaojunfeng on March 18, 2015 at 6:59pm
Nice work
Comment by Aaron Serafinowicz on March 18, 2015 at 12:54pm

Finished Map from Sunday afternoon flight my Skywalker 2013 w/ Pixhawk FC mapping 446 acres in 41 min. Flight was at 100m at 15 m/s taking a photo every 2.4 seconds for 975 pictures. Average GSD is 3.5cm/ 1.4in. Camera S100 Processing time 6hours 3 - 5 hours on Maps Made Easy

Finished map

Wings of Technology

Comment by Keith Geary on March 13, 2015 at 12:18pm

Hi Robert,

A SkyWalker2013 with Sony NEX5N 16mm lens mounted in a 2D gimbal. Controlled by a 3DR PixHawk, 433MHz Mavlink radio and FrSky Taranis Tx & X8R Rx.

Comment by Robert Dunaway on March 13, 2015 at 10:26am

Nice work!  Can you share some info on the system and flight specs?


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