NDVI Cameras for Crop Scouting & Mapping
Make detailed crop maps and practice high-tech crop planning with NDVI cameras and agricultural drones equipped with an NDVI camera. NDVI refers to Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. Crop maps and the data they reveal in any number of measurements can help a farmer select crops, choose seed types and solve drainage and moisture retention problems. They sense and deliver far more information than the naked eye can see from a street or farm lane, and they collect data fast and efficiently. Farm areas as big as 123 acres can be surveyed from a single point, with or without an Internet signal.
- NDVI camera kits that can permanently replace the standard cameras on your Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 drone
- DJI Phantom 3 with gimbal and NDVI camera permanently mounted
- DJI Phantom 4 with gimbal and NDVI camera permanently mounted
- NDVI camera kit to swap out with the standard camera on a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter
- NDVI camera kit to swap out with the standard camera on a Matrice 100 or Matrice 600 quadcopter
Choose a High-Performance NDVI Camera
DJI cameras that are factory-modified for NDVI collect data that is interpreted and made useful through a subscription to DroneDeploy.com. Even with this subscription, mapping and data processing costs are far cheaper than those charged by professional service providers. The cameras capture data using special infrared imaging. On Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 drones, which lack interchangeable gimbals, you may want to purchase Drone Nerds professional installation as well.
Advantages of Drone Crop Mapping
Mapping with a drone will save money compared with hiring professional services that use satellites or piloted planes. You’ll get better information, too, because your drone will be flying beneath any cloud cover, so you won’t lose data to cloud-obstructed views.
Crop Mapping Is Easy
DroneDelpoy.com and DJI Go combine to let you plan a mapping route and execute it effortlessly. The programs know that the drones must overlap the areas being photographed to piece together a proper map. After you bring your drone in for fresh batteries, it will fly back to the proper spot to resume mapping. Once you’re done, DroneDeploy.com assembles the map and analyzes the data for you, all online.
What Crop Mapping Data Tells You
By mapping your fields, you can anticipate yields. By gathering information on such things as drainage, moisture content of soil, and patches with less or more growth, you can help to decide what crops to plant in which fields, and which seed varieties to use.