ING Robotic Aviation and ASG Mapping use Robotic Aircraft for Advanced Agricultural Data Gathering

ResponderING Robotic Aviation is partnering with ASG Mapping to rigorously assess and develop the application of small robotic aircraft systems for gathering high quality, positionally accurate, and interoperable geospatial data.

This project is focused on the emerging commercial applications for robotic aircraft equipped with advanced sensors in agriculture, forestry, planimetry, and environmental management.  For this specific operation, ING Robotic Aviation’s rotary-wing aircraft system, Responder, equipped with either optical or multispectral sensors will be used to conduct the research. There will be multiple flight operations in Ontario and Quebec covering a range of ecosystems.

The data and imagery collected in this project by Responder will be evaluated against scientific and industry standards in the fields of remote sensing and geomatics. The sensors being used to collect and process the data will be the Nikon D800 for topographical mapping and the TetraCam Mini-MCA 6 for vegetation mapping. The goal of this project is to ultimately produce a best practices guide for using small robotic aircrafts in geomatics applications.

ING Robotic Aviation and ASG Mapping have worked together in the past, having previously developed a Digital Elevation Model of a planned subdivision and also collected multispectral data of a forested area with Responder.

ING Robotic Aviation delivers airborne sensing solutions and much more. We developed our skills through extensive operational surveillance work with the Canadian military and our flights added up would circle the globe 81 times.  From these beginnings, we are now providing mapping, inspection and monitoring services in key sectors such as oil & gas, mining, utilities, forestry and precision agriculture. We are at the forefront of a disruptive technological and operational change, focused on reinventing aviation.

ASG Mapping was established in 2012. The company recognizes that the next evolution of GIS and geomatics is in the 3D (elevation/height) and 4D (time) realm. ASG Mapping invests time and energy into technologies that support Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D and 4D data.

Source: Press Release

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