Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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  • New article about precision farming (in french)here:

    Agritechnica 2015: drones et agriculture?
    Point de vue sur l'utilité des drones dans l'agriculture actuelles. Les paysans futurs pilotes de drones?
  • Oops, sorry I meant a Spade, which is a scaled up a coincidentally 70" wingspan.



    Yikes that's quite the mark up or quite the great promotional offer.

  • It's more of a scaled up Z3.

  • Is that a ritewing zephyr? I swear that is the exact design. I hope Chris at Ritewing is involved in that company, he designed an incredible airframe, those bays and choro design are his signature, i'd recognize it anywhere! 

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    Thanks Shaun. That's what I was trying to do this morning, but it didn't seem very intuitive to me. I was in a hurry, though .I'll try again when I get back home.
  • Yes, but don't bother with more than 3.  Adding more questionable points isn't going to help. 

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    I was just planning on using the GPS data from Google earth and adding it to the mosaic, if possible. Doesn't need to be super accurate, just enough to properly orient the results.

    Do you just select a point in the raycloud and add the GPS data (7 times), and then re optimise?
  • How accurate?  If accuracy isn't that important, just take out a hand held gps and mark at lest three points you can see in the point cloud.  Then import those to GCP's.

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Open Source Drone Payload Project Supporting In-Flight AI

I'm leading a project to develop a completely open source system for deploying artificial intelligence and computer vision on a drone. We are trying to make the system as general purpose as possible, but one application would be supporting precision agricultural. The real-time, in-flight processing aspects of the payload are probably less interesting for precision AG, but the data collection and curation capabilities might be. We are getting started with a few specific missions, we are…

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