The role of drone mapping in agriculture: the value behind the Index Maps – Presented by Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D

The role of drone mapping in agriculture: the value behind the Index Maps – Presented by Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Drones are going to play a key role in the Precision Agriculture Industry. As the world’s population increases exponentially, while most arable land is already in use, agriculture needs to become more efficient to supply after this increasing demand. The goal of the presentation is to show the behind the scenes of the Index maps, as well as showcase several key use cases that illustrate the potential of this technology.

About Jorge Fernandez
With a background on Image Processing from ITC,  Jorge is responsible for the vision of Pix4D in the Agriculture industry. Advancing product strategy by managing internal engineering resources, and coordinating communications with key stakeholders and media.

About Pix4D
Backed with over ten years of scientific research, Pix4D is the industry leader in professional drone mapping and photogrammetric software solutions. The dynamic and rapidly expanding company is based in Switzerland, with offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin.

Smart FarmingAbout Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also  to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • Precision agriculture
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing and many more…

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