Sentera brings elevation maps to the AgVault platform
Jan. 12, 2018
"We are excited to offer our users another layer of data that will help drive decision making in 2018," remarked Reid Plumbo, director of product management for Sentera. "Elevation data is important in most agriculture application decisions, and our latest capability will allow users to consider it alongside vegetative health products when making application plans."
Getting It Right the First Time
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."
Poulson continues, "Maybe most importantly - having elevation data in advance dramatically increases your ability to get the project done right the first time, allowing you to focus on other value-added 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.
Elevation maps are a paid product, available beginning today through Sentera's AgVault Platform.