Ever since remote sensing has been made available through the development of aerial and space technology, there has been great interest in applying this type of analysis to agricultural and meteorological needs. One of the results of such application is what is today called the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, or NDVI. This is the index that permits to see the levels of live green vegetation in a particular area over various periods of time. Such information has proven to be extremely useful in horticultural planning and research, as well as, more recently, the study of the effects of human civilization and industry development onto the Earth’s environment.
Overcoming past limitations
Outer space based equipment has been predominantly used for NDVI studies in the past, and not always with exceptional results. A number of external factors, such as cloud cover, atmospheric effects, and anisotropic (surface) phenomena, have been shown to have a negative impact onto the quality of normalized difference vegetation index data collected by satellite or space platform. Yet NDVI is an important information pillar that is crucial to the development of a number of industries and spheres of knowledge. This is why Hovercam is proud to present a novel approach to collecting and analyzing NDVI data – installing the equipment for this analysis onto our state of the art drones, or UAVs. A drone can fly much closer to the area of study, while the more direct control by our experts means that all of the negative impact factors are mitigated or removed altogether. The result: data you can trust and truly use to its full potential. Our team has the experience, motivation, and equipment to make the collection and analysis of normalized difference vegetation index data simpler and more streamlined. Contact us today to discuss the details of your project!
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