FieldMap Imports are Here!
FieldMaps means you can now import any map. Skippy Scout is the first mobile app to automate drones using maps from almost any source. This means you can now use digital and printed maps to guide automated crop scouting with a drone.
The unique functionality has been designed to help save time crop walking by using drones. If you have a map of a field you want to walk and can photograph it or upload it on your phone, Skippy can interpret the map. This means any map can be used to take leaf level images of a crop with just a drone and a phone.
Using existing satellite, digital and printed maps, you can choose which fields to monitor and the app also has the functionality to store fields to be repeatedly monitored. It has even been tested with old printed water main maps, and it works perfectly. The points can also be saved and sent to your agronomist to review crop health throughout a season by comparing maps and yields year on year.
No other drone-based crop scouting system has the functionality to use maps in this way. Remember, you don’t need a license to use drones under 250 grams and you don’t actually have to fly the drone. Skippy will automatically convert any map so you can choose points for the drone to fly to. The drone flies to the points and sends images back your phone so you can how the crop is performing.
This feature is the first update to the app which was launched in March. “We plan to keep developing Skippy this year and in to 2021. We are finalising an automatic image analysis feature that will offer GAI, weed coverage percentage and unhealthy leaf percentage,” says Drone Ag founder, Jack Wrangham.
”Field Maps makes it super easy to mark way points to yield maps or N-Sensor maps, even those flagged points you marked whilst out spraying. Being able to fly out to those exact points every time makes crop monitoring so much easier!Graham PotterFarmer, UK