DigitalGlobe Partners with Vodafone to Create IoT for Agriculture

DigitalGlobe has announced the release of Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things (IoT) product for smart, digital and precision agriculture created in partnership with Vodafone Spain, part of the Vodafone Group. Sensing4Farming provides crucial insights about crop health to farmers, agronomists, and agro-businesses via any device to optimise agriculture productions. Sensing4Farming utilizes data from DigitalGlobe's multispectral, high-resolution satellite imagery, which reveals information that cannot be seen by the human eye about vegetation health, such as plant age and chlorophyll concentration. Ground-based sensors deployed in crop fields by Qampo also provide data for Sensing4Farming, such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity and other agroclimatic parameters to complement... (read more)
2018-10-22 10:23:23

Trimble Adds Crop Health Imagery to Agriculture Software

Trimble has announced that it has added Crop Health Imagery and Work Orders features to its Trimble Ag Software. The software is a desktop, cloud-based and mobile-enabled agricultural solution that simplifies farm data management to drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for farmers, crop advisors, ag retailers and food processors. As today's farms continue to grow in size and complexity, Trimble has added two new features - Crop Health Imagery and Work Orders - which are available at no additional cost. The features leverage the Trimble Ag Mobile app for in-field crop scouting and the deployment of field work - all... (read more)
2018-05-11 10:46:49

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

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Todd Barr

Todd Barr is an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University and has over 20 years of experience in GIS/Data analysis and is currently focused on the field of Precision Agriculture/General Remote Sensing, working with both large agri-business as well as smaller independent farms. (read more)
2018-02-06 03:35:49

Airbus Adds Verde to Precision Farming Portfolio for Crop Analytics

Airbus has launched a new service called Verde that delivers detailed crop analytics from satellite imagery, perfectly clipped to the field and accurately de-clouded. Served as a plug and play API to any precision agriculture portal, Verde provides reliable and quantified measures of the vegetation, consistent over time and space, whatever the satellite used. The new service primarily addresses in-season monitoring, to help anomalies detection, optimize field scouting, irrigation, seeding, fertilization, and crop protection. It is also of interest for off-season analysis, thanks to multi-year series of analytics, in order to review the farming strategy, define management zones based on... (read more)
2019-02-11 12:49:42

DroneDeploy Releases Cloud Photogrammetry Software

DroneDeploy, a drone software platform with the largest drone data repository in the world, has announced the release of Map Engine - the industry’s first machine learning-driven photogrammetry software. The release came after a successful beta period where it processed 30K maps per month for more than 4,000 clients across 180 countries. Map Engine generates high-resolution maps and 3D models from drone imagery collected in the construction, energy, agriculture, and surveying sectors. The new processing engine leverages the latest cloud infrastructure and machine learning technology to deliver high-quality results and help customers reduce costs. "Map Engine tracks billions of points... (read more)
2018-08-22 01:13:10

Real-time Crop Monitoring with Graincast

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has released a crop monitoring app called Graincast. It combines data from satellites, sensors, climate forecasts and historical yield data, giving farmers access to accurate crop yield estimates from their smartphone. The agriculture analytics app offers growers personalised yield forecasts for their entire farm, down to a single paddock. According to CSIRO scientist and Graincast lead Dr. Roger Lawes, it’s the only app currently on the market that delivers instantaneous soil, water and yield information at any time without the need for substantial user input. “The app is easy to use, and growers... (read more)
2018-07-05 10:11:08

HxGN SmartNet Releases App for Instant Updates

HxGN SmartNet has expanded with the release of an app that now the latest status information directly to your smart phone so you are always aware and up-to-date of the environment around you. Many professions benefit from HxGN SmartNet to efficiently complete their daily tasks, including surveying, construction, agriculture, logistics, automotive and many more. The app provides an information channel that is independent of the GNSS device being used. So, whether you are a surveyor, engineer, farmer or construction machine operator, it keeps you informed of all aspects of the HxGN SmartNet service that is relevant to your location. Information is available... (read more)
2018-04-06 11:41:36

Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42
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