DJI’s drone hardware platform has been mated with PrecisionHawk’s drone software platform, DataMapper, to create an agricultural analytics solution for farmers.
The companies’ Smarter Farming Package includes a DJI unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform, the Matrice 100 or Matrice 600; integration with the new DataMapper Inflight app for data collection; a one-year subscription to DataMapper for data management and analysis; an equipment travel case; one visual and one multispectral sensor; and extra batteries.
With the DataMapper Inflight app, users can create a flight plan and autonomously collect geospatial data. The images are viewable within DataMapper, where they are processed into 2D and 3D maps for further analysis. Users also have access to DataMapper’s library of analysis algorithms, which provide detailed information about optimizing inputs, reacting to threats, improving variable rates, increasing efficiency of crop scouting, and estimating yield.
“We believe that in order to promote widespread adoption of this technology, we need to build products and partnerships that empower the user,” explains Pat Lohman, vice president of partnerships at PrecisionHawk. “In an effort to do so, the DataMapper Inflight app is now compatible with the entire line of DJI hardware to make it easier and more accessible than ever to collect actionable, aerial data.”
“Farmers need real-time information about their crops, their fields and their harvests, and DJI and PrecisionHawk are working together to give them what they need,” says Michael Perry, DJI’s director of strategic partnerships.
The new DataMapper Inflight app will be available for download on iOS and Android.