Laurier master’s student Branden Walker uses unmanned aerial vehicles (uav or drones) to study changes to the landscape at Trail Valley Creek, one of Laurier’s remote field sites in the NWT led by Geography and Environmental Studies Professor Phil Marsh. Learn more about Laurier’s renowned cold regions researchers at wlu.ca/northernresearch.
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
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
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, 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.
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
Ag Business & Crop offers a 4 day training program that is structured to give you the tools and information needed to operate a small UAV/UAS.
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.
senseFly collected the images from both the Sony WX camera that comes standard with the eBee and the new Canon G9X.
Ag Business & Crop Inc. is one of 10 regional winners of the Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge contest.