Precision Agriculture and Calibrated gNDVI

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The third image shows the automated binning of the plot average vegetation indice with color highlighting high indice (green) to low (red). The fourth image shows the 3D model of one plot prior to harvest where average crop height was computed and an estimate of biomass volume obtained.

Drone Mapping with Trimble GPS RTK Base and Rover

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A search of the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) (https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/NGSDataExplorer/) identified three (3) high precision control points located at Blake Field airport, just north of Delta, Colorado. Picture 2 illustrates the control points on the NW side of the airport runway which is about 1 mile long. We utilized the base station to acquire Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) coordinates over …

Drone Mapping: Coal Age – Stockpiles – DroneMapper & Arch Coal Featured

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DroneMapper offers an affordable solution designed to enable continuous stockpile monitoring at any sized operation,Pierre Stoermer, CEO, said. The company’s main offering is photogrammetric software. “Either we process imagery for the client or the client licenses our Windows-based application(s) for their own use,” he said. “We also offer end-to-end training on drone and camera selection, use of aftermarket applications for …

Drone Mapping: xyHt – Flying Stockpiles – UAS Volumetrics with Arch Coal

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Arch Coal – is the second largest domestic producer of metallurgical and thermal coal, with 96 million tons of coal sold in 2016. Arch is a well-positioned American coal company with large, modern, low-cost mining complexes and high-quality reserves in strategic U.S. coal supply basins. In total, Arch represents over 13% of America’s coal supply from their complexes in Colorado, …