Mobile Data Collection for Precision Agriculture, Farming & Ground Truthing
Aerial NDVI maps are a great tool for agronomists, highlighting crop variability. But NDVI just shows where a problem is. You still need to get out and inspect your
In recent years Precision AG has been a buzzword often used to describe the power of drone acquired NDVI maps and how they can help farmers and plantations to analyze crops and plants over large areas. NDVI maps show you the amount of photosynthesis in plants and offer a general indication of their health. But unless you’ve controlled for all possibilities, you can’t know if what the maps are telling you is good or bad. Drones & NDVI are one piece of the puzzle — you still need to get out there on the ground, touch the plants and assess the situation on a case by case basis.
In order to effectively diagnose what the issue is (as opposed to just where it is) and to use NDVI maps for management decisions, you need to understand the crop condition as seen from the ground. This is called Ground Truthing and forms an integral part of using drone maps in agricultural management. Collecting hundreds of ground records requires a system able to record the relevant data, combine it with images and video and record the exact location ideally on the latest drone map using your mobile phone or a tablet.
A whole new way of managing your agricultural operations
START GROUND-TRUTHING WITH OUR FLEXIBLE MOBILE DATA COLLECTION TOOL:
Our Form Builder allows you to build, distribute and manage self-contained, lightweight GIS apps across standard mobile devices. All without the need for specialized hardware, software or training. Replace all your paper forms and add powerful location tools to collect and leverage geospatial data. Visualize the data in interactive tables and maps.
RECORD ISSUES, DISPATCH FARM WORKERS, CREATE REPORTS…
Mobile Forms include powerful status and scheduling options, making them adaptable to any use case and workflow. Collect issues in the field, schedule work plans, dispatch team members to a specific case or location and receive live feedback through mobile devices. This ensures that you can close the loop on cases and issues and manage teams and assets with confidence.
OVERLAY YOUR DATA ON SATELLITE MAPS, DRONE MAPS & BUILDING PLANS:
Overlay your data on satellite maps, drone acquired maps or even building plans to better understand the context in which your data was collected.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER… THE MAPGAGE GEOSPATIAL PORTAL:
Visualize your field and map data in a sharable, collaborative geospatial portal. Spot patterns, analyze differences and use these insights to make the right decisions. Dispatch your field teams to solve issues and report back. Manage your teams by adding and removing team members. Create Reports using the collected field data. Edit your existing forms on the fly and Create New Forms as needed.
INCLUDES A DRONE MAPPING ENGINE, WORKS WITH ANY DRONE:
Does your organization fly drones or hire drone pilots to create maps? With
LINK YOUR COLLECTED FIELD DATA TO OTHER SYSTEMS INCLUDING YOUR OWN DATABASES:
Expand MapGage by connecting your geospatial data to 3rd party applications using our flexible API. Connect your field data to SAP, Oracle, ArcGIS, CartoDB or any other system. Integrate your own database systems, set up custom notifications, and build your own tools using your collected field data
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MINES & QUARRIES:
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PLANTATIONS AND AGRICULTURE:
Detailed maps and NDVI images of plantations can be used to take stocks of trees and plants and solve crop and drainage issues.
Focus on acquiring clients and do the flying. Upload your images, we take care of the rest. Our system ensures that your clients always have access to their data. Add value to your product range by offering additional services on top of the maps you create such as
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