TAG: agriculture

DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights

April 11, 2017By
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DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is integrating with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images... read more

Open-source GIS for agriculture focus of webinar

January 27, 2017By

A webinar next week will focus on the benefits of open-source geographic information systems (GIS) for the agriculture industry, led by Boundless and featuring Monsanto Company. “Using Open Source to Help Feed the World” will be held Jan. 31 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, hosted by Andy Dearing, CEO of Boundless, and featuring Martin P. Mendez-Costabel, Geospatial Big... read more

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Going beyond GPS is the new order of the day

November 17, 2016By
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Times have changed, and the technology landscape is much, much different today than it was as recently as ten years ago when GPS was the driving-force technology for geospatial users and geospatial equipment, and the exclusive concern of many companies in the industry. In that era, their challenges were to design the best performing receiver in terms of accuracy, size,... read more

Phase One innovates four-band aerial imaging

September 6, 2016By
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Phase One Industrial has introduced its Phase One 4-Band Solution, which incorporates an innovative batch-processing tool that automates and simplifies the four-band aerial image generation process. Adding a fourth band of near infrared (NIR) image data to three-band color (RGB) image data yields multispectral information useful in vegetation studies — in applications ranging from crop metrics for optimization, to vegetation health, environmental... read more

Eos Positioning announces RTK NTRIP app for Android

January 21, 2016By
Google Maps is tightly integrated with the app to display the user’s location anywhere in the world, and detailed satellite information includes a skyplot tracking each visible satellite.

Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a comprehensive RTK NTRIP app for Android that works with its Arrow line of RTK GNSS receivers. An Arrow GNSS receiver combined with the NTRIP app turns an Android smartphone or tablet into a powerful data collector capable of recording 1-centimeter accurate GIS data in real-time. “We designed Eos Tools Pro for the RTK user,” said Chief... read more

Commercial drone sales to rise by 84 percent in 2016

January 18, 2016By

A new study from U.K.-based Juniper Research has found that annual revenues from commercial drones sales are expected to reach $481 million this year, up 84 percent from last year’s figure of $261 million. The new research — “Drones: Consumer & Commercial Applications, Regulations & Opportunities 2015-2020” — found that a low price point had significantly reduced the barrier to entry in many sectors, with high-performance models... read more

Analysis tools for biomass crops developed

December 22, 2015By

Genera Energy and PrecisionHawk have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by UAVs and satellites into an actionable report for biomass crop farmers. The tools will be publicly licensed for use in the DataMapper software platform. Within the... read more

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Report: Commercial UAV market to reach $2 billion by 2022

November 9, 2015By
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  The global commercial UAV market size is expected to reach $2.07 billion USD by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing applications in agriculture and law enforcement are expected to drive the commercial UAV industry growth over the forecast period. Commercial drones are finding applications across various industry verticals globally. Every industrialized country in... read more

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Spatial Statistics: Emerging Patterns

June 9, 2015By

The 2015 Spatial Statistics conference will be held June 9-12 in Avignon, France. Spatial statistics is of importance to the use and interpretation of volunteered geographic information (VGI), web services, remotely sensed data and further processing within a GIS environment. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines (e.g. agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography,... read more

ALTA Systems Provides Alternative to Powered UAVs

June 1, 2015By

ALTA is a smart balloon which flies without fuel or a pilot to up to 400 feet and is FAA compliant. It is held by a tether and transmits images and other data to any screen. ALTA services public safety, news agencies, agriculture, construction, real estate, travel and tourism. read more

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