Author: Nathan Stein
Journal Title: GEOmedia
ISSN: 1128-8132 (Print); 2283-5687 (Online)
Publisher: mediaGEO soc. coop.
With the modern farming industry continuing to evolve, and demand for faster, more efficient farmland mapping at an all-time high, the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the agriculture industry is greater than ever. While more investment in R&D programmes is required, collaborative partnerships between hardware and software providers are enabling the creation of more integrated, end-to-end drone solutions, capable of meeting the needs of agriculture professionals worldwide and influencing future developments in modern farming.
Illustration Photo: The senseFly eBee flies over the Duke University Marine Lab. (credits: Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))