Working with Multispectral Data in Pix4D and Third-Party Software

Part 1: Introduction to Vegetation Indices and Pix4D By Jacob Nederend MSc Candidate, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada What is a vegetation index and why can’t I just use NDVI? In the previous post, I provided a general overview of how to obtain high quality orthomosaics from your eBee’s raw … Continued

And They’re Off: Deveron UAS Commences Work for Canadian Farming Season

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp., an enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture, has commenced flying for this year’s farming season in Canada. Deveron says it is focused on revenue-generating and research-driven drone data collection for the growing season in western and eastern Canada as it continues to build an on-demand, enterprise data collection network … Continued

Drones Used to Target Areas for Drainage

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology has advanced to the point that an RTK-equipped drone with elevation accuracy of plus or minus five centimetres can find the best route for water across a field.

Airware and senseFly Sign Global Partnership Agreement

Airware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has signed a global distribution agreement with senseFly, the world’s leading producer of fixed-wing mapping drones, to bring the survey-grade eBee Plus to its enterprise customers.  

Pix4D

Pix4D Series: Processing UAV Surveys for Agriculture

Step 1: Initial Processing Pix4DMapper makes it simple to process your UAV imagery into high-quality orthomosaics and vegetative index maps. For the first-time user, the learning curve is often steeper than expected, and the variety of processing options might lead to extensive trial-and-error before the outputs are deemed acceptable. How do you judge a successful … Continued

Camera Comparison

senseFly’s S.O.D.A. and Canon G9X

In addition to 20 MP resolution and 1 inch sensor both cameras can output images in both JPEG and RAW (CR2/TIFF) image format. For most applications, JPEG format is sufficient, but for those demanding applications the raw image format ensures you receive sharper reflectance maps, and a wider dynamic range.

Canon G9X vs Sony WX CAMERA

senseFly collected the images from both the Sony WX camera that comes standard with the eBee and the new Canon G9X.