Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Field Scouting with Google Glass? Group Will Study the Potential

There has been a lot of hype about using newer web-connected technologies to carryout field scouting and surveys in agricultural commodities.  In a feature article in the October 2014 issue of Growing Georgia, Allison Floyd provides an overview of new project funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture that will evaluate how Google Glass technologies can be used in pecan production.     

Drones & Trees:  A free quarterly newsletter by the image-analysis company Intelescope Solutions Ltd that contains very readable reports (usually 4) about operational remote sensing, use of drones, digital imaging, etc.  focused on forestry applications.  The article “A View from Above: Using Tree Crown Measurement for Early Intervention and Inventory, Article 1 in the October 2014 newsletter continues this trend.  Check it out at at   
Previous newsletters have contained articles titled:
-  Satellites, Manned Aircrafts, UAVs – Pluses & Minuses of Image Sources
-  How to Select the Right UAV for Your Forestry Application

I am not promoting Intelescope, but I do find their newsletter to contain some useful information that you might also find of interest.