BlackBridge to Provide Satellite Imagery for Precision Agriculture Services

BlackBridge has entered into an agreement with The Climate Corporation to provide RapidEye imagery of the major agricultural areas across the USA for use in The Climate Corporation's products and services for farmers. This imagery is part of the BlackBridge Monitoring Program for Agriculture that has been running in North America since 2013. BlackBridge uses the RapidEye constellation of five identical satellites to regularly collect high-resolution imagery over the major North American agricultural areas throughout the growing season. The Climate Corporation uses this imagery, along with imagery from previous seasons, to extract in-season and historical field information for farmers to... (read more)
2015-05-12 11:04:36

Oman Agriculture to Benefit from Remote Sensing and GIS

Widening the use of remote sensing facilities will be a boon for the Sultanate's agriculture sector, Khalifa Al Kindi, a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) educator and remote sensing researcher in the Sultanate, said in the Times of Oman. The data can be used as a mapping tool to classify crops and examine their health and viability, to monitor farming practices and to measure soil moisture across a wide area instead of at discrete point locations that are inherent to ground measurement.     Based on these spatial differences, variable rate application of inputs such as fertilisers or pesticides can be... (read more)
2011-12-29 10:50:47

Precision Agriculture Meets UAV Technology with Pix4Dmapper

Pix4D, the Swiss provider of UAV processing software, has released version 1.1 of Pix4Dmapper. The new version includes additional features for precision agriculture as well as support for all GoPro models. The integrated Index Calculator allows users to create meaningful maps from any multi-spectral sensor and customise their NDVIs and any vegetation index map directly in the software. How to get from UAV imagery to NDVIs in a single workflow and just a few clicks? It all starts with using either multi-spectral sensors or more than one camera, for example processing NIR and RGB imagery together in one project. Once... (read more)
2014-05-01 09:28:59

Wanted: Forward-thinking Satellite Navigation Applications for Agriculture

The European space programmes Galileo and EGNOS have opened the door to myriad new agriculture applications with the potential to improve production, efficiency, profitability and to reduce environmental impact. The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is looking for ground-breaking business ideas, services or products addressing the topic of precision agriculture. Since 2004, the international ideas competition has been rewarding innovative downstream applications using satellite navigation. The competition is open to everyone, from entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups to researchers. Sign up now with any service, product or business innovation. This year's prize pool is worth EUR1 million, including cash prizes, business... (read more)
2015-04-23 02:10:33

Precision Agriculture: Customised Nitrogen Fertilisation to Maximise Economic and Environmental Gains

Canadian agriculture has an international reputation for being highly productive and modern. The sector plays a major role in the country’s economy and contributes to 8% of GDP (approximately USD82 billion dollars) and 12% of jobs (2.1 million people). For the past few years, in order to optimise performance and revenue while respecting the environment, producers have been counting on a new ally: precision agriculture. This article explains how satellite images are used to obtain much of the information required. (By Yacine Bouroubi, Effigis, Canada) Everyone involved in Canada’s agricultural sector (decision-makers, producers and advisors) is aware of the environmental issues associated with farming (air... (read more)
2016-03-04 09:39:03

Hi-Target Wins Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture Tender for 100 Total Stations

Hi-Target, one of the largest public companies in China’s surveying industry, recently won the bid to supply 100 total stations in the tender announced by Settlement and Land Record Department at the Ministry of Agriculture in Myanmar. The total stations will help the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture to collate data and value and manage land accurately and professionally. According to official information, this important global tender had attracted more than 30 competitors in the industry, including top-ranked brands from Europe, the USA, Japan and China. A representative officer from the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture said that the excellent performance of... (read more)
2013-11-29 08:30:00

Cloud-based GIS System for Agricultural Resource Management

New technologies and government policies are both in favour of maximising food production. The movement for sustainable agriculture is also significantly increasing in order to maintain a balance between environmental health and economic profitability. GIS technologies are giving the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan the ability to establish a cloud-based agricultural information system for easy access to GIS resources and support the nation’s sustainable agriculture. The Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, has launched a scheme named 'Agriculture Cloud Service Project' that focuses on the improvement of agriculture cloud services and the establishment of a large database of agricultural information to support... (read more)
2014-02-26 10:23:48

senseFly Announces Enterprise Partnerships with Trimble and Microsoft Drive

senseFly, the Switzerland-based fixed-wing drones company, has entered new strategic partnerships. The organisations include Trimble and Microsoft and is focused on the capability and suitability of senseFly’s fixed-wing drones and drone sensors for precision agriculture. “Trimble and Microsoft are major players in the agriculture sector, and these relationships are a testament to senseFly’s drones operating at the high standards required by large organisations to deliver the results they need”, explained Gilles Labossière, CEO of senseFly. “This includes being able to offer a range of cameras to meet project-specific requirements, absolute accuracy down to 3cm and unparalleled flight times that enable... (read more)
2019-11-14 09:08:19

Watershed Analysis

SimActive‘s Correlator3D has been purchased by the Quebec Department of Agriculture (Canada). SimActive's software will be primarily used for watershed analysis from imagery. Correlator3D is providing the Department of Agriculture a solution for generating terrain profiles, taking advantage of its existing database of aerial images, providing a much larger return on investment.   The ability to quickly and easily generate digital surface models (DSM) will allow the Department of Agriculture to significantly reduce costs of watershed analysis compared to traditional survey methods or LiDAR data.   (read more)
2009-06-23 11:29:41

Agricultural Auto-Steer Solutions

Leica Geosystems’ agricultural applications provide farmers with reliable, easy to use precision agriculture tools to help reduce input costs and increase profitability. Working from the global headquarters in Switzerland and regional offices in North America and Australia, Leica Geosystems Agriculture Solutions Group combines the company’s measurement and positioning technology with local agriculture specialists to offer farmers the best support in each market.     The entry model Leica mojoGLIDE is a dual frequency auto-steer system providing 15-25cm pass-to-pass accuracy without the use of a base station or network connection. For more precise requirements, e.g. for vegetable production, the mojoGLIDE can... (read more)
2009-10-29 01:33:55
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