Ok, now you have the hardware, but you also need to have a good software

In the purchase of a drone for agricultural use, most of them already include software to analyze the data obtained. However, these mostly allow other software to be used.

Below are some of the most popular high quality software.

PIX4D

https://pix4d.com/product/pix4dag/
  • Converts multispectral and RGB images into accurate index maps, like NDVI, and orthomosaics of your fields
  • Converts a series of aerial images into 2D orthomosaics, 3D point clouds and 3D mesh models
  • Pix4Dag, together with select multiespectral cameras, offers both desktop and cloud processing
  • Has a index calculater, that generates index maps, like NDVI
  • Index maps combine information from the reflectance maps to highlight plant health differences that are directly or indirectly related to issues such as water stress, nutrient deficiencies, pests or more

See more information here: https://pix4d.com/product/pix4dag/

AgVault

  • AgVault is an image and data management platform
  • Handles all aerial color, NIR, and NDVIdata
  • AgVault Mobile tracks crop growth stages, weeds, compaction, storm damageand more
  • AgVault Mobile photography is stored and managed alongside your aerial drone data making it a comprehensive image data solution
  • AgVault software works with many of the best ag dronesavailable today, including the DJI Mavic, Phantom 4, Phantom 3, Inspire, and Sentera Phoenix 2 and Omni
  • The price ranges from $ 5 / month to $ 29 / month

See more information here: https://sentera.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AgVault_Lit4012D_WEB.pdf

There is also other equally interesting software, including:

One important thing is the fact that if you choose a drone without connectivity, you need to invest on it in order to have a good online coverage, if you do not already have it. You can also choose a drone with the capability of capturing and storing data locally in a format that can later be processed.

Congratulations, you are ready to start! Your agriculture will never be the same

 

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