Advanced photogrammetry software firm Pix4D has expanded its operations within the UAV sector with the introduction of its first dedicated drone mapping service for agriculture.
Equipped with a new fast processing that provides accurate and instant results and an easy-to-use interface with tools tailored to agricultural workflows, users will be set to cover everything from simple to complex scenarios.
“Our solution fits the needs of the agriculture industry and we believe Pix4Dfields will become a staple tool, just like a meter is for a construction site worker,” Christoph Strecha, Pix4D CEO, stated.
The company added: “When we decided to create a product for agriculture, we wanted to go beyond the research and development and create a product that understands agriculture. So in July 2017, we opened a new office in Berlin fully dedicated to do exactly that: understand the agriculture industry, listen to our users, and create a product that caters to all the main agricultural practices.”
The idea behind Pix4Dfields comes from two observations; the need to produce accurate, repeatable measurements of crop health and the need to produce results efficiently and rapidly in the field, while performing more detailed analysis in the office. Both of these factors are essential to support decision making of the farmer, agronomist or the breeder.
Pix4Dfields is currently available as a closed beta, which it is opening to select users to test and give feedback. The product will evolve in a fast pace with new and updated features being added with every new iteration.
Pix4Dfields is currently available for macOS only, next iterations will include Windows support as well.