Industry Solutions : Agriculture

As the world population increases and the natural resources decrease, agriculture is becoming more and more important. Managing and improving this ancient practice through the use of space-age expertise are becoming fundamental in ensuring success in the face of mounting obstacles.

The use of Satellite Imagery in Agricultural management allows us to address challenges like increasing efficiency, productivity, climate change, natural resource depletion, water scarcity, crop diseases, infrastructure management, and many more in new, more comprehensive and innovative ways.

The Red Edge band, which is sensitive to changes in chlorophyll content is used to assist in monitoring vegetation health, improve species separation and help in measuring protein and nitrogen content in biomass. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 & WorldView-3 sensors (50cm resolution) currently offer the Red Edge band.

As a premier provider of  very high resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, best-of-breed GIS, Geospatial and Server software from Hexagon Geospatial, we can supply you with the best tools available in the industry.

 

Plant growth, moisture, minerals in the soil, NDVI and TNVDI are all tools derived from satellite imagery helping farmers making more informed decisions.

Agricultural Information SoftwareAgricultural Satellite Imagery

Recommended Data Sources

Geo Data Design recommends the following Satellite Imagery and Elevation Data for use in Agriculture projects:

High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Sensor Resolution Multispectral Bands*
GeoEye-1 40cm/50cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
WorldView-1 40cm/50cm Panchromatic
Worldview-2 40cm/50cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/ Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2 + Panchromatic
Worldview-3 30cm/40cm/50cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/ Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2/SWIR + Panchromatic
Quickbird 60cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
Pléiades 50cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
SPOT6/7 1.5m Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic

High Resolution Elevation Data

Dataset DTM/DSM Resolution Contours
Mapping 2m, 4m, 8m 16m
Precision 2m, 4m 8m
Very High Precision 2m 4m
Elevation 1 1m 3m
Elevation 4 4m 5m
Elevation 8 8m 10m
Elevation 10 10m 10m
Elevation 30 30m
WorldDEM 12m
These products are available as DTMs or DSMs
Contours are only available for DTMs
Included Processing: Hydro enforcement, road flattening and shaded relief

Recommended Software

ERDAS IMAGINE

Highlighted Add-on’s

  • DeltaCue: Advanced Change Detection
  • Easytrace: Digitizing
  • Radar Mapping Suite

GEOMEDIA PROFESSIONAL

Highlighted Add-on’s

  • Geomedia 3D

DATA MANAGEMENT AND SERVING SOLUTIONS

Highlighted Add-on’s