CHESEAUX-LAUSANNE, Switzerland / SEATTLE, Wash. — Unmanned aerial vehicle prodocuer, senseFly has signed a commercial agreement with agricultural data gathering, processing and analytics provider, MicaSense, that enables senseFly and its distribution partners to offer MicaSense’s Atlas cloud processing platform alongside eBee drones.
Under the agreement, senseFly and its global network of distributors can distribute 6 month subscriptions of the MicaSense Atlas Pro plan, alongside any senseFly drone solution featuring the Parrot Sequoia, or separately on-demand. The Atlas Pro plan enables users to upload and analyze up to 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of multispectral imagery per month (custom plans for larger scale enterprise use are also available).
When flown at 120 metres (400 feet) above the ground, the senseFly eBee SQit can cover 200 hectares (500 acres) per flight; several times more than smaller quadcopter drones. It is built around Parrot’s Sequoia multispectral camera, which captures data across four highly distinct spectral bands (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green), plus RGB imagery, in a single flight.
MicaSense Atlas is a cloud-based data processing and analytics platform. It generates specialized crop health outputs such as NDVI, NDRE, RGB and chlorophyll maps, providing quantitative information at the click of a mouse that can be used to properly interpret and understand the condition of a crop.
Customers will receive full professional hardware support via senseFly’s existing network of expert distribution partners. Atlas will be supported directly by MicaSense.