Large-Scale Planning and Analysis
While likely impractical for the gardening hobbyist, workers covering vast landscapes can use drones to monitor their land in a fraction of the time it takes to walk the area manually. Using software like DroneDeploy’s Live Map allows you to survey the entire terrain quickly and easily in-app, while the drone does all the work for you. Plan out your map beforehand, and with a push of a button, gather real-time insights into your landscaping operations. With this complete, data-rich map, gardeners can make informed decisions on where to plant, add fertilizer, or remove tree roots or branches.
Thermal Live Map adds to this process by showing workers real-time plant health data - including plant stress, ripeness, soil health, and growth. By utilizing Plant Health layers, workers can dive even deeper into the health of their land by adjusting the contrast to highlight variability across the selected area, which later helps predict yields. Both of these features also help identify irrigation issues through infrared technology, saving money and water with continuous sprinkler monitoring.
Automatically-enabled Terrain Awareness is helpful when flying over hilly areas of your site. This uniform resolution makes analysis and drone flight even more accessible and accurate. Users can also create 3D models by enabling the feature on their flight plan. 3D modeling assists in planning garden designs or planting seed patterns. Additionally, this is a great tool to use when interacting with clients, showing progress, re-shaping landscapes, or visualizing the final result.