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

SPOT 6/7 Imagery to Improve Efficiency of US Agriculture

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement with the GIS mapping engine operator Satshot to provide high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data over a large area of the corn and wheat belt within the continental United States. SPOT 6/7 data is integrated into the Satshot platform, which can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland for further improved operations and efficiency. Satshot is a fully customized cloud-based online Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping engine that handles satellite imagery distribution, analysis, and management for the agricultural (ag) industry. Satshot relies on three main platforms (Mapcenter, Landscout and iCue) along... (read more)
2017-08-29 08:54:57

The Benefits of Visual Intelligence Solutions in Agriculture and Forestry

Digital Twins in Farming
Visual intelligence solutions for agriculture and forestry provide easy access to digital maps of fields, forests or plantations. In turn, this opens a world of opportunities, including the ability to take measurements ranging from phenotype microplot traits to forest inventory. Additionally, users can identify early signs of stress in large plantations, generate precise, ready-to-use weed control maps, and follow the evolution of the assets over time. This article illustrates how digital twins optimize the workflows for key agriculture and forestry activities based on real-world applications. Thanks to new visual data management platforms, generating digital twins of agricultural assets has never... (read more)
2020-06-04 11:49:58

UP42 Partners with Vultus to Provide Precision Agriculture Technologies

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, has announced a new partnership with Vultus, a leader in precision farming technologies. UP42 customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management – with more agricultural technologies coming soon. Founded in Lund, Sweden, in 2016, Vultus AB provides a geospatial infrastructure for precision farming. Vultus analyzes Earth observation satellite data with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to give farmers insights into the health of crops within small sections of their fields, enabling them to apply fertilizers variably across the field. “Growers reduce nitrogen-based fertilizer... (read more)
2020-07-16 09:21:14

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

Seeing through the Trees: Monitoring Agriculture and Forestry with Satellite Imagery

There is a strong requirement for near real-time monitoring forests and crops in order to tackle the present challenges within agriculture and forestry. VHR satellite imagery provides a solution, and has already been used successfully in a number of projects. Agriculture provides us with food, fuel, fibres and raw materials that are imperative to our everyday lives. However, food security in the face of climate change continues to challenge us. Under the 2030 UN Agenda, the FAO has highlighted the need to invest in agriculture including crops, livestock, and forestry. The world’s population is rising and is expected to grow... (read more)
2020-10-30 02:50:37

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
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