Posted 1/16/2021 06:55 (#8755093 - in reply to #8477149) Subject: RE: How does your drone make you money?
north central Ohio
AdamB - 9/5/2020 08:24
No, those are not existing tile lines. Although we do have ways to locate existing tile remotely, but it is condition dependent.
What you are seeing is our drainage analysis layer on top of the high res aerial photo and elevation data that we capture with the RTK drones. The drainage layer is the result of a virtual water simulation based on the captured topography of the field. The sink layer (red and yellow areas) shows where low spots are on the land that have high potential to retain water during excess moisture events. The streams layer shows where water would flow naturally on the current topography. Normally these types of reports are generated with hydrology algorithms in advanced GIS software, but we've been able to simplify the key elements that are important to a farmer and present that in a clear format on the Portal. We've also developed tools on the Portal that allow the user to interact with the data and view elevation profiles in real-time along paths (streams and user-generated) to help them quickly identify where the biggest obstacles are to flowing drainage. While there are many online systems used to display drone data, ours is the only one that is specifically designed for elevation and drainage data from the ground up, and farmer usability has always been the key focus during development.
so basically everything you can get from a yield map on a very wet year only I am guessing it is not free. I know this last year pioneers revamped encirca now called granular gave us health imagery all season without an extra fee (I know could be built into seed cost). While interesting nothing really surprised us or caused us to want make cropping decisions from it. Most of precision ag and many of its toys are truly a money drain for the farmer. Many great salesmen out there. Look at google maps tile lines show up on it quite clearly on it.