Altavian Expands Line with Multispectral Sensor

Kelly Marshall

The world of drones has an ever changing landscape, and Altavian is making changes of their own by partnering with MicaSense to integrate their RedEdge multispectral camera on Altavian’s UAVs.  The Nova and Galaxy UAVs are capable of 90 minute flights covering up to 600 acres, now while simultaneously capturing images using RGB, NDVI, CIR, GNDVI, NDRE, and Chlorophyll Maps. …

Aerial Imagery, UAV

TerrAvion Expands Footprint in Key Ag Areas

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion is one of the largest providers of aerial imagery for agriculture and now, thanks to financing from Merus Capital, Promus Ventures, Initialized Capital and 10x Group, the company will be expanding into the Great Plains, Mississippi Delta and Pacific Northwest. For founder and CEO Robert Morris this expansion is an important step in his goal of offering service to …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness

First Pocket-Sized Flying Camera from AirSelfie

Kelly Marshall

AirSelfie debuted and finished their Kickstarter goal in 72 hours, raising enough to set up production on their pocket-sized flying camera that integrates with smartphones. Pre-orders are being accepted and product is scheduled for delivery in May of 2017. “People have the impression that flying cameras are costly, difficult to operate and unwieldy,” said Edoardo Stroppiana, co-founder of AirSelfie. “AirSelfie …

Aerial Imagery

TerrAvion Partnering with Servi-Tech

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion provides its customers with weekly aerial images taken from a low-alititue plane that are uploaded to the cloud to offer growers information for scouting and management decisions with unprecedented accuracy. The data, photographs, NVDI images, thermal images, custom color maps and high-resolution histograms offered to their customers will now also be available to those using the crop consulting services …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness

DJI Introduces New Aerial Tech Products

Kelly Marshall

This week’s CES event in Las Vegas was the perfect time for unmanned aerial technology company DJI to introduce two new products– an aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone.  They also debuted a prototype for an ultra-bright monitor specifically designed for outdoor aerial imaging operations called the CrystalSky, and showcased the Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 2 and …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone

AeroVironment Offers Defense Drones for Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

At this week’s Drone World Expo, AeroVironment announced a new commercial information solution for agriculture. The technologies feature the Quantix drone and Decision Support System (DDS) working together to provide growers with actionable crop health information. The new system will be available in the spring of 2017, providing the agriculture community with the same superiority and trusted certainty that comes from …

Aerial Imagery, drone

Sentera and Deere Bring Drone Data To The Field

Lizzy Schultz

The industry is increasingly looking to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as tools for precision crop management solutions, and thanks to the UAV software developers at Sentera, producers can send their drone data directly into the field through the ability to integrate their UAV imagery with John Deere Operation Center. Kris Poulson, VP of Agriculture for Sentera, sat down with Chuck …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, drone, John Deere, UAV

Satshot Grows Precision Adoption at Develop with Deere

Kelly Marshall

The most exciting thing about precision agriculture, says Satshot President Lanny Faleide, is seeing farmers adopt it. That was Faleide’s goal in attending the Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City last week. For a smaller company like Satshot, coming on board with John Deere’s Operations Center is like being able to make an app for Apple, he says. They can …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, John Deere, Satellite

PrecisionHawk and Deere, Moving Forward

Kelly Marshall

PrecisionHawk attended last year’s Develop with Deere conference and already, Business Developer Nat Hyde says, they see major changes. PrecisionHawk is an ariel imaging company with a software platform called DataMapper. Last year they attended the boot camp to get started using Deere’s API.  Now, 12 months later, all of their DataMapper files can be downloaded to the Operations Center …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, John Deere

IntelinAir Connects to John Deere Operations Center

Kelly Marshall

Farmers find value in the integration of platforms, which is why IntelinAir‘s Ag-MRI Intelligence System has connected with the John Deere Operation Center.  Using John Deere’s API services the Ag-MRI’s aerial imagery analytics can now be used  with operational and in-field data to provide a comprehensive look at a grower’s fields. Ag-MRI offers sophisticated computer vision and machine learning logarithms to …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Connectivity, John Deere