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How Things Work
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Once you have accepted a quote and agreed to the terms and conditions the process is reasonably straight forward. We will arrive at the property usually within a 4 hour time band when the sun is near or at its highest point. This will ensure the best possible lighting conditions. After confirming a few details we will then program the drone to take a series of photos of the field, this can be anywhere between 200 and 1000 or more photos depending on a number of different factors, and once this is complete we will have the photos processed to create a stitched multi layered orthomosaic map of your field. This map will provide the necessary information on crop or pasture health where a farmer can then make informed decisions. The most often used tool or index used by analysts is the Normalised Differential Vegetation Index or NDVI. This is achieved by a formula using the reflective value of Near Infrared (NIR) light and the absorption of red light.
Despite what you may have heard this is not a magic bullet and there are many factors that may cause the imagery to not display certain field attributes but on balance it will show you deficiencies not visible to the human eye. Therefore it is often recommended that farmers, when shown possible problem areas, go out and "Ground Truth" these locations by conducting soil samples, closer, inspection, etc. A real benefit to the farmer is that they may only need to target a smaller area of the field for treatment, be it pesticide, herbicide, fertiliser or water, and, moreover, save on costs and improve yields.
With all our mapping services we will provide you with a full report and all the data. It is worthwhile keeping these records on file for later comparisons if you should decide to do further mapping.
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