InfoAg 2015 Speaker
Mark Zaller is Chief Operating Officer for Sky Imaging Mapping Data, and a farmer for 20 years. SkyIMD produces Precision AG kits approved worldwide (FAA STC, EASA, ANAC) for airplanes and helicopters to very inexpensively capture multispectral NDVI bands. One Canon camera will capture 60,000 acres a day at 5 inch resolution with 70% overlap, but up to three camera pods on a simple Cessna can automatically capture 50,000 by 8,000 pixel swath (RGB or NIR) with centimeter resolution, or hundreds of thousands acres per day at one foot. Pods can also hold hyperspectral, gyro-stabilized superzoom HD gimbals, thermal middle and long wave infrared (LWIR and MWIR) systems.