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Specific camera requirements for NDVI maps

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On 11/29/2016 at 5:20 PM, Ranger Jenkins. said:

 Are there specific camera requirements to create NDVI maps for growers?   Is it something that could be done with a Mavic or Phantom using Drone Deploy?

Not sure what you are asking and I don't own a MAVIC but to obtain Normalized Difference Vegetation Index images for agricultural use the drone must be equipped with a very expensive specialized NDVI camera which leaves the Phantom out.

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On 12/8/2016 at 11:59 AM, Uaviator53 said:

Not sure what you are asking and I don't own a MAVIC but to obtain Normalized Difference Vegetation Index images for agricultural use the drone must be equipped with a very expensive specialized NDVI camera which leaves the Phantom out.

Whoops, totally missed the "NDVI" in the initial question. Good spot, @Uaviator53.

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@Ranger Jenkins. you might want to check out this company as they have a camera ($400) that takes NVDI images and they also have mounts for the DJI Phantom 3/4.

https://www.mapir.camera/collections/survey2

I don't currently own any of their products but I am interested in their recently announced modular camera platform which they plan on releasing early next year.

https://www.mapir.camera/pages/kernel-cameras

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14 hours ago, Uaviator53 said:

Pretty cool but not integrated with Lightbridge, i.e. pilot does not see what the camera is photographing. Neat nevertheless.

It looks like the mount for their Survey 2 camera does not replace the phantom's camera or obstruct its view when pointing directly to the ground.

https://www.mapir.camera/collections/mounts/products/dji-phantom-4-and-3-mapir-survey-2-and-1-quad-camera-mount

I am not sure if they are intending to market their new cameras for the phantoms but in my opinion if someone wanted to use a DJI for this type of work the Matrice 100 maybe a better fit.

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So Parrot has come out with a nice sensor called the SEQUOIA which does visible light, green, red, red edge, and near infrared. It also has a sunshine sensor to calibrate the images captured. It is pricey at $3.5K, but so what. Your paying for integration. 

Unfortunately Parrot hasn't integrated it into their fixed wind Disco. But there are other manufacturers that have. For instance senseFly has it integrated into their eBee platform calling it the eBee SQ which retails for something like $10K. Pricey but it gets the job done.

Also have a look at the this

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On 2/13/2017 at 3:13 PM, Chuck_Petras said:

So Parrot has come out with a nice sensor called the SEQUOIA which does visible light, green, red, red edge, and near infrared. It also has a sunshine sensor to calibrate the images captured. It is pricey at $3.5K, but so what. Your paying for integration. 

Unfortunately Parrot hasn't integrated it into their fixed wind Disco. But there are other manufacturers that have. For instance senseFly has it integrated into their eBee platform calling it the eBee SQ which retails for something like $10K. Pricey but it gets the job done.

Also have a look at the this

Good find, thanks for sharing.

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