Working with Multispectral Data in Pix4D and Third-Party Software

Part 1: Introduction to Vegetation Indices and Pix4D By Jacob Nederend MSc Candidate, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada What is a vegetation index and why can’t I just use NDVI? In the previous post, I provided a general overview of how to obtain high quality orthomosaics from your eBee’s raw … Continued

And They’re Off: Deveron UAS Commences Work for Canadian Farming Season

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp., an enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture, has commenced flying for this year’s farming season in Canada. Deveron says it is focused on revenue-generating and research-driven drone data collection for the growing season in western and eastern Canada as it continues to build an on-demand, enterprise data collection network … Continued

Drones Used to Target Areas for Drainage

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology has advanced to the point that an RTK-equipped drone with elevation accuracy of plus or minus five centimetres can find the best route for water across a field.

Airware and senseFly Sign Global Partnership Agreement

Airware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has signed a global distribution agreement with senseFly, the world’s leading producer of fixed-wing mapping drones, to bring the survey-grade eBee Plus to its enterprise customers.  

Pix4D

Pix4D Series: Processing UAV Surveys for Agriculture

Step 1: Initial Processing Pix4DMapper makes it simple to process your UAV imagery into high-quality orthomosaics and vegetative index maps. For the first-time user, the learning curve is often steeper than expected, and the variety of processing options might lead to extensive trial-and-error before the outputs are deemed acceptable. How do you judge a successful … Continued

New Wintex 1000s

The WINTEX 1000s is an innovative soil sampler which works quickly and effectively in all kinds of soil. It has a hydraulic hammer which, together with pressure from the hydraulic cylinder, ensures that the probe goes into the ground, down to the desired depth. The pressure from the cylinder can be adjusted according to the … Continued

Camera Comparison

senseFly’s S.O.D.A. and Canon G9X

In addition to 20 MP resolution and 1 inch sensor both cameras can output images in both JPEG and RAW (CR2/TIFF) image format. For most applications, JPEG format is sufficient, but for those demanding applications the raw image format ensures you receive sharper reflectance maps, and a wider dynamic range.

Canon G9X vs Sony WX CAMERA

senseFly collected the images from both the Sony WX camera that comes standard with the eBee and the new Canon G9X.