Sentera has announced the availability of elevation maps within the Sentera AgVaultâ¢ platform, offering agronomists, crop consultants, and growers additional field insights, the company said.
The system now delivers elevation variance maps. Topography and elevation data helps ag professionals increase operating efficiencies when building variable rate prescriptions, creating drainage or land-leveling plans, and designing subsurface drainage. Elevation maps are ordered within AgVault with the click of a button and are delivered as both a color-mapped topographic map image and set of industry-standard shapefiles.
Elevation data helps customers leverage resources in important ways. Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera explains, “Consultants and growers can survey a field and Sentera will produce and deliver an elevation model that reflects different elevation points throughout that field. This information helps customers streamline activities such as land leveling, prescription generation, sub-surface tile design, and surface water management, including ditching activities.”
Elevation maps based on Sentera imagery are available at superior sampling resolution and grid spacing, and more quickly than maps produced with legacy techniques. The accuracy of the resulting product depends on the equipment and techniques used to collect the imagery, but even the most basic drones can generate useful elevation insights. For information about the accuracy of the elevation data available from Sentera´s products, please contact Sentera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sentera is a supplier of integrated remote sensing, analytics, and IoT solutions to the agriculture industry. Sentera makes it easy for users to integrate in-field real-time data with many digital ag platforms. Sentera´s equipment has flown tens of millions of acres all over the world, and the company manages terabytes of new data for its customers every year. For more information, visit www.sentera.com.