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Reading your field slopes

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Advances in drone technology and photogrammetry have made it possible to create higher resolution elevation maps for agricultural applications. This has enabled farmers and agribusinesses to access detailed data about their land in order to better plan irrigation and identify soil erosion paths.


Using drones to collect aerial data provides a cost-effective and efficient way to survey land and create accurate elevation maps. This data can be used to identify areas of land with different slop characteristics, and areas that are prone to soil erosion. Additionally, the elevation maps can be used to plan irrigation paths more effectively, ensuring water is being used efficiently avoiding water logs caused by teh combination of slop and a standard irrigation speed. The benefits of higher resolution elevation maps for agricultural applications are numerous.

Using drone photogrammetry maps and NASA SRTM maps, it is possible to detect and map field paths that are hidden or not visible on the SRTM maps. Drone photogrammetry can capture high resolution aerial images that can be used to reveal features and patterns on the terrain that may not be visible in the SRTM data. These images can then be used to create three-dimensional data that can be used to map out the field erosion paths. The data can then be used to interpolate the field paths and create a more accurate representation of the terrain than the SRTM maps.

By providing detailed data on land characteristics, farmers and agribusinesses are able to make better decisions about how to use their land. This can lead to improved crop production, better irrigation efficiency, and a reduction in soil erosion. Ultimately, this can lead to increased profits for farmers and agribusinesses.

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Sandor Fehervari & Davinchi GPT-3

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