Shopping Cart

Crop Mapping

Updated on 01 November, 2021 | Use Cases

Featured image for Crop Mapping

What is crop mapping?

Crop mapping is a process that is done throughout the life cycle of a crop. Drones are often used to map out the crops on a regular basis providing farmers with key data on how they are going. This data is then compared after each mapping run to figure out what to do next.

It is commonly used to figure out if there are enough pesticides on the crops, if the crops are getting enough nutrients, detect if there are any issues or animals affecting the growth, and more.

How does crop mapping work?

  1. A drone will be sent up by a farmer, equipped with a multispectral sensor, like the MicaSense RedEdge-P.
  2. The drone will be placed on an autonomous route over the crop field and begin to take photos every few seconds.
  3. Once done, the overlapping images will be processed and stitched together to create a map of the whole field, giving farmers the ability to see key information on their crops.

Benefits of using drones

  • Data is captured at a much faster rate allowing for decisions to be made earlier on for improved crops.
  • The cost of crop mapping is lower as a surveying aeroplane is no longer required.
  • Data captured is of higher quality as the drone can be lower to the ground and move at a slower rate than a fast-moving aeroplane.

Image: DroneDeploy

Water Search and Rescue

What is water search and rescue? When it comes to search and rescue missions underwater a team of divers are...

Wet Pipe and Sewer Inspection

What is pipe and sewer inspections? When it comes to pipes and sewer systems that are always underwater divers are...

Dry Sewer Inspection

What is a sewer inspection? Infrastructure must be inspected regularly to detect any issues early on and ensure everything is...

Pit Calculations

What are pit calculations? Pit calculations are an important part of the mining and construction industry allowing important decisions to...

Hot Spot Detection

What is hot spot detection? When completing inspection work hot spots are always checked for as they are a key sign...

Light Shows

What are light shows? Over the last few years drones have taken to the skies in swarms equipped with programmable...

Facility Patrols

What are facility patrols? All facilities require regular patrols to ensure nothing has been stolen and to deter people from breaking in....

Mobile Incident Response

What is mobile incident response? Secure facilities always have the possibility of someone trying to unlawfully gain entry. When this...