Posted 9/4/2020 15:50 (#8476143 - in reply to #8470268) Subject: RE: How does your drone make you money?
Drones are most certainly not "just a toy". I am in NW Iowa and we've been using RTK equipped, fixed wing mapping drones on a daily basis, professionally, since 2014. Our primary focus in the AG world is creating highly accurate drainage analysis maps. These maps contain elevation/topo data that is sub 5CM accurate, and are used for designing and installing tile, and surface drainage projects. There is no longer a need to use a side by side or tractor to get accurate topo for drainage. We can do it without ever setting foot in the field. We also have LiDAR, multispectral, and hyperspectral units for the other industries we service.
I'd be happy to answer any questions folks might have. We've used this technology on over 600,000 acres across the Midwest and Canada.