twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

DroneDeploy launches Fieldscanner tool to enhance drone usage

DroneDeploy has launched Fieldscanner, an enhancement for its app, which provides in-field, real-time offline maps for improved scouting

shutterstock 502929151The Fieldscanner app makes it easier for farmers to identify crop stress and address problem areas quickly. (Photo: Jag_cz/Shutterstock)

The DroneDeploy app allows users to create flight plans for drones for collecting information on specific tasks. The new Fieldscanner enhancement allows the software to create a low-resolution map that a scout can use right away to track crop issues. Fieldscanner is a real-time drone mapping tool for immediate in-field crop analysis. It instantly captures a 2d, low-resolution field map as the drone flies, enabling farmers to make crop management decisions on the spot. This makes it easier than ever to quickly identify crop stress and address problem areas before they spread.

“Growers have been asking for real-time, in-field mapping for a long time, and we’re excited to be the first company to deliver a solution,” said Mike Winn, CEO at DroneDeploy.

Poor connectivity and slow internet speeds have long posed a challenge for mapping in remote areas. To overcome these issues, Fieldscanner, which is designed for use in fields, can operate entirely offline, with no need for cellular or data coverage. Fieldscanner uses DroneDeploy’s existing automatic flight planning for DJI drones and adds local processing on the drone and mobile device to create a low-resolution Fieldscan as the drone is flying, thereby eliminating the need to process imagery into a map on a computer after the flight.


LATEST NEWS IN Machinery & Equipment

"Technology in agriculture is the weapon to tackle the crisis," says Paolo De Castro at Eima in Bologna

"Technology in agriculture is the w…

At the 45th edition of Eima International, organised by FederUnacoma and Bologna Fiere, Paolo De Castro, MEP, several times Minister of Agriculture and a full member of the Agriculture Committee...

Making farming smarter through AI

Making farming smarter through AI

Modern image recognition which requires powerful cameras or sensors combined with intelligent algorithms is becoming more and more prevalent in agriculture, thus enabling at least partially autonomous machine use in...

How nuclear technology helps Africa adapt to climate change

How nuclear technology helps Africa adap…

At this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a comprehensive report on Nuclear Technologies and Climate Adaptation in Africa, describing...

Kuhn ECO Ranger: A sprayer with remarkable precision

Kuhn ECO Ranger: A sprayer with remarkab…

Such is the accuracy of the ECO Ranger boom trailed sprayer from Kuhn, distributed locally by ValtraC, that it is ideal for precision spraying – and can even be used...

AVR introduces Puma 4.0: A high-tech harvester with comfort drive

AVR introduces Puma 4.0: A high-tech har…

With the Puma 4.0, the world leader in the segment of four-row self-propelled harvesters, AVR introduced the world to a robust, high-tech harvester

Atena project: A remarkable step towards farm electrification

Atena project: A remarkable step towards…

The Atena project (Advanced Tractors with Electric implements for Agricultural green revolution), with Antonio Carraro as project leader, was presented on 9 November 2022 at EIMA International in Bologna and...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Machinery & Equipment

Pöttinger introduces new tedder for small farms

Pöttinger introduces new tedder for smal…

Pöttinger has introduced the trailed 6-rotor HIT 6.80 T with a working width of 7.45 metres for small farms

Fendt Momentum Virtual Crop Tour to premiere on YouTube on 20 November

Fendt Momentum Virtual Crop Tour to prem…

AGCO Corporation will premiere the Fendt Momentum Virtual Crop Tour at 10 am EST on 20 November 2020 on Fendt TV

Cargill to invest US$100mn in Egypt operations

Cargill to invest US$100mn in Egypt oper…

Cargill is expanding its soya bean crushing operation in Borg El Arab, Egypt with an investment of US$100mn

Pöttinger introduces new TERRASEM CLASSIC

Pöttinger introduces new TERRASEM CLASSI…

Pöttinger has introduced its range of TERRASEM mulch seed drills with the CLASSIC series

Airtel and GSMA project to help Kenyan farmers with agricultural information

Airtel and GSMA project to help Kenyan f…

Airtel Africa and the GSMA have initiated a project that will attempt to provide more than 250,000 Kenyan farmers with agricultural information via their mobile phones

Volvo Penta in AVR partnership

Volvo Penta in AVR partnership

Volvo has continued to make headway into the agricultural sector after a deal with Belgian firm AVR

The greening of the earth is approaching its limit

The greening of the earth is approaching…

A new study published in Science reveals that the fertilising effect of excess CO2 on vegetation is decreasing worldwide

Innovating technologies for Food, Feed & Biofuel industries

Innovating technologies for Food, Feed …

Desmet is continuously improving its technologies and discovering new ways to cope with market requirements 

Naïo Technologies collaborates with VARTA for agricultural robotics solutions

Naïo Technologies collaborates with VART…

Naïo Technologies, an expert in agricultural robotics solutions, and VARTA, a specialist in innovation and key battery technology, have collaborated to create an autonomous transportable charging station for robots to...

State-of-the-art nuclear technology to bolster Africa’s food security

State-of-the-art nuclear technology to b…

On 29 September, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organised an event on the sidelines of the 66th General Conference to discuss nuclear techniques to improve food security in Africa

MTN Nigeria launches livestock tracking solution

MTN Nigeria launches livestock tracking …

MTN Nigeria has launched the MTN livestock tracking solution to assist herdsmen in monitoring and tracking cattle

Only 18% of Rwanda’s youth in agriculture uses agri-tech innovation: Survey

Only 18% of Rwanda’s youth in agricultur…

Despite 45% of youth in Rwanda engaged in agriculture, only 18% of them use agri-tech innovation, according to a new report ‘The Future of Africa's Agriculture - An assessment of...

Prev Next