Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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

  • 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?  

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

    3702050249?profile=originalFive channels are used at the same time; band 1 = blue, band 2 - green,

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

    3702050113?profile=originalProcessing is done in the cloud using "Atlas", MicaSense's own services;

    3702050354?profile=originalYou 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Nice work
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    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

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  • 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.

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

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