DroneMate’s let us train you to be really good at using drones. From beginner training through to sophisticated survey patterns for quarries, we can up-skill you to use the equipment well.
“The launch of DJI’s Phantom 4M, with RTK and multispectral sensor, has created a stir in the agricultural/plant health surveying world”
Is it a one-stop-shop for farmers and agronomists looking for a commercial edge? DroneMate knows this space; we’re partners with Sentera, the industry leader in plant health mapping. We borrowed a P4M in January, put it through its paces and saw how it stacked up against Sentera’s sensors.
This case study is a must-read for anyone looking at plant health analysis by UAV.
UAVs are brilliant for volume calculations. The UAV flies over the site, causing no disturbance of work and minimal risk, and the images are processed in Pix4D soon after. The data gathered from a 20 minute survey is usually more precise and “granular” than a surveyor spending 2 days climbing over stockpiles with the GPS unit (while the site is shut down).
We regularly fly stockpiles: every month end, we turn up on site, sign in and fly the area and go away a few minutes later. Next day the client has the numbers and maps. If they want to change the cut line or boundary, its not problem: its a 10 minute job. UAV volumetric surveying is easy (for the client), fast and cheap.
When Google maps is just not enough resolution or the area you require is not up to date then this is for you. An Orthomosaic is a collection of aerial photographs stitched and geometrically corrected such that the scale is uniform: the resulting image has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an Orthophotograph can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.
DroneMate can survey large areas of agricultural in high detail using our UAV’s. We are capable of creating high resolution analysis of vegetation and crop health.
Utilising this service can allow for a much better understanding of how to manage your resources in the field which results in many cost saving benefits and higher plant yields.
There is no need to put you or your staff in harms way anymore. Our UAV’s are capable of flying into hazardous areas while producing live video feed in Ultra HD quality for later analysis. Utilising zoom lenses we are able to give you a close up view of hard to reach/dangerous areas all from a safe distant location.
DroneMate operates under strict health and safety protocols
We work within current aviation law, with every proposed flight in controlled air space logged through official flight requests to the governing control tower. As legislation to control the use of UAVs in New Zealand comes in to play, you can be assured DroneMate is operating within the letter of the law and with high regard for the health and safety of all personnel.
Each site is assessed by our team and approved by our risk assessment manager. Following an onsite induction by the client , a check list of procedures placed by the CAA and DroneMate will be critiqued prior to giving a green for the operation to begin. DroneMate have up to date Insurance/registration and regularly update and review their health and safety procedures.
To learn more about UAV safety and/ or to file a complaints regarding drone use, please contact: