Aerial Imagery

Airborne imaging, including multispectral imaging, is a relatively new tool for agricultural enterprises to more efficiently plan and manage large acreage. Imaging may be of use any time of year, from pre-season through harvest and into post-season applications.

Areas of use may include:

  • harvest scheduling

  • determining sampling strategies

  • monitoring crop growth and vigor

  • weed-growth assessment

  • irrigation performance

  • plant stress indicators

  • isolation of problem areas

  • crop damage assessment

  • yield and quality estimation

  • and purchase evaluations

  • liability protection for pre-during-post development

  • GIS base-map and feature layer preparation



Scanned Film Imagery (Color or B&W) can be obtained with pixel resolutions from 3 inches upward to 2 feet. These detailed images are used primarily as base layers for GIS mapping projects and also for construction or process monitoring over a weekly, monthly or annual cycle.



Generally, image pixel sizes range from one to two meters. These image types emphasize certain color bands to reflect plant metabolism or soil conditions. As a result, the customer receives a more uniform appraisal of crop variation and possible factors which may be affecting that variability.

Aerial Imagery is frequently incorporated into GIS maps and data layers. PVTS recognizes the necessity of employing critically collected and correctly processed aerial imagery. For a more in-depth discussion of applications of this technology and sources of imagery, contact PVTS.

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