Drone Imagery Software Platforms are used for imaging surveillance of a field, from planning the proper flight to ensuring the collection of useful imagery, and ultimately generating insights from that imagery. The insights harvested using drone imagery software can be commonly used to identify pest, nutrient or water deficiencies. They can also be used to create prescriptions for management of your field inputs.
All of the products in this guide are considered “software platforms”, and serve at least two of the three primary functions in drone imagery software:
- Flight Planning and Automated Flight
- Imagery Processing for analysis
- Analysis of the processed imagery to generate actionable insights and reports
Customer sizes for this guide are: Small (up to 250 ac / 100 ha), Medium (up to 2,500 ac / 1,000 ha), Large (more than 2,500 ac / 1,000 ha).
Common Key Features in this Guide
Ability to pull in field boundaries from 3rd party data sources, create field boundaries, plan fields to fly and send field boundaries to flight automation and control software
Ability to control a drone autonomously based on flight plans, typically with manual override and automated safety avoidance features
Ability to ingest imagery captured from fields and process it in a way that can be used for data analysis and analytics. Capabilities include image corrections, imagery stitching, creation of orthomosaics, real-time image processing and more
Software for analyzing data to derive actionable insights and reporting