DroneDeploy, the main cloud software program platform for business drones, introduced the beta launch of Fieldscanner in the present day: actual-time drone mapping for farmers.
Fieldscanner permits farmers to get maps because the drone flies – “enabling real-time, offline mapping for immediate in-field analysis.”
“Growers have been asking for real-time, in-field mapping for a long time, and we’re excited to be the first company to deliver a solution,” stated Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy.
Real-time mapping means extra knowledgeable crop scouting, extra well timed selections
“Changes happen fast during the growing season so having timely information to spot and address problems is key,” says DroneDeploy. “Aerial imagery helps growers detect variability that large fields and tall crops make difficult to see from the ground, but conventional methods are often too slow. Where growers might wait days for airplane or satellite imagery, or spend hours uploading and processing a typical drone map, Fieldscanner can capture a field map in minutes so that growers can make crop management decisions on the spot or use the Fieldscan as a guide for more targeted boots-on-the-ground inspection.”
Fieldscanner addresses the issues of connectivity in distant areas: the product can function completely offline, without having for mobile or knowledge protection. Using DroneDeploy’s current automated flight planning for DJI drones, Fieldscanner provides native processing on the drone and cell machine to create a low-decision Fieldscan because the drone is flying. Imagery captured throughout flight can nonetheless be uploaded to DroneDeploy to course of a common, excessive-decision map and 3D mannequin.
“Time is in short supply on the farm, so when considering a new tool, the faster and easier, the better.” stated Jim Love, Light Robotics Manager at Beck’s Hybrids. “With the ability to capture data in minutes, offline, with just a drone and a phone, FieldScanner represents the missing link that will transform drones from useful tool, to a must-have for weekly crop scouting.”
“For our growers, time is one of the most valuable assets they control,” stated Joe Michaels, Director of Global Precision Product Management with CNH Industrial. “Fieldscanner allows our customers to save time and improve their efficiency by enabling them to get more information without leaving the field.”