FieldSense

Ceptu FieldSense

The GeoService FieldSense from Ceptu is an iOS and Android App for smartphone and tablet. It can also be accessed through a standard web browser so that no software needs to be installed. Based on frequent satellite imagery, it provides information about the crop development within a field in the past as well as the recent status.

Farmers and crop consultants can use the information provided by the application to check on their crops' growth status and development, and quickly react if problems occur. FieldSense is not a replacement for manual monitoring, rather a supplement to it.

FieldSense utilizes state-of-the-art satellite technology to measure the Chlorophyll content of crops. Based on this measurement, biomass maps are generated and illustrated graphically. The information is overlaid on true-color satellite imagery. Users of this service will not have to handle the data or process the images by themselves.


Recommended use 

During the agricultural season, crops face a number of dangers that can lead to drops in yield and lost revenue. Monitoring fields and staying alert are key to reducing these dangers. The most common monitoring approach used by farms is for employees to visit every field and manually evaluate crop health. To simplify this costly and time-consuming process, FieldSense was developed.

Farmers, consultants and agronomists can greatly enhance the effectiveness of their decision making without the need of handling and processing satellite imagery and can reduce the number of ground surveys.

If you are interested in detailed and recent information about the health and growth of your crops, FieldSense will be of great help:

  • Get an overview of your fields and prioritize the manual monitoring in order to avoid misjudgments of the overall crop health.
  • Detect potential problems early during seasons of growth and reduce treatment costs or use of fertilizers and pesticides. This results in a more optimized and sustainable agricultural production.
  • Monitor crops fast and frequent by receiving weekly updates of satellite images.
  • Permanently stored field data from previous seasons can be reviewed and compared whenever necessary.
  • Precision farming becomes easier through high resolution earth observation imagery (much higher resolutions are expected in 2018).

Product description 

FieldSense utilizes state-of-the-art satellite technology to measure the Chlorophyll content of crops. Based on this measurement, the photosynthetic activity of those crops is determined and illustrated graphically as biomass maps. The information is overlaid on true-color satellite imagery.

The application currently provides:

  • True-color satellite imagery
  • Biomass maps that indicate the vitality of the crops
  • Variation maps that highlight heterogeneities within a field

FieldSense is easy to use wherever you are. No data or web service integration into your farm management system is needed. Simply use the application when you are out in your fields using the smartphone and tablet applications, or immerse yourself in more detailed vegetation maps at home through the FieldSense web application.

The application currently provides satellite imagery with a spatial resolution of up to 10x10 meters, and a temporal resolution of 7-10 days. In 2018, it is expected that the application will be able to deliver satellite imagery of a much higher spatial and temporal resolution.

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How to define an AOI

Draw AOI
Use to draw your AOI, double click to finish a polygon. You can edit your polygon with If you want to delete a polygon use to select it and click on .
Upload AOI as KML/KMZ
Click on to go to your AOI page:
  • Here you can upload your AOI (area of interest) as KML/KMZ files.
  • The programm will use the first valid polygon in the file.
  • Please refresh the product page in your browser if you make any changes at the AOI page!
Start date
E.g., 2018-06-22
Product
FieldSense

Provider: 

SKU
5-0306-101

Powered by 

Geocledian vitality map, Landsat-8, Sentinel-2

Off the shelf 

Denmark (June 2013 - present)

On demand 

Other European countries coming in 2017

Update frequency 

Weekly, depending on cloud coverage or image quality

Resolution 

Up to 10 m

Access mode 

Available on smartphone, tablet and web

 

Configure and order 

  • Area of interest (AOI): Select one of your AOIs from your profile or draw a polygon on the map to define a new one. For best results we recommend to use areas with less than 900 km2.
  • Start date: Select the date when you like to get first access to the service.
  • Monitoring period: Select how long you wish to use the service.
  • Remarks: Insert here any questions or comments.

Please note 

  • Every acquired image from the respective satellites will be analysed. Thus a weekly update frequency can be achieved. However, depending on the image quality and especially the cloud cover the update frequency may be less.
  • Multi-year accounts are available with discounts

Pricing / Licensing 

The price is calculated on area basis. Access for the selected subscription period is granted to one named user and this user's employees and crop consultants.
CloudEO Terms & Conditions apply.