Photogrammetry software company Pix4D is speaking about drone mapping at a panel held today by the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).
The CSTD’s panel will discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security by 2030. Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D’s agricultural business manager, will present on drone mapping solutions for precision agriculture, as well as their potential impact on food security.
“The purpose of these meetings is to explore how to make agriculture more climate resilient and productive,” says Fernandez.
Pix4Dag, a software solution that provides detailed crop information from drone imagery, converts multispectral images into reflectance and index maps. In addition, it turns standard images into high-resolution orthomosaic maps. These specialized outputs are then integrated into agriculture operations by the grower.
“What’s particularly interesting about this drone mapping solution is that it has the potential to democratize precision agriculture,” adds Fernandez. “Growers don’t have to have to have a specific platform, camera or drone and don’t need to be scientific experts.”
Pix4D says findings and recommendations of the panel will be considered at the 20th annual session of the CSTD in May and could form the basis of resolutions submitted for consideration by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.