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Product Specification

Product Name:Field Scale Gridded Canopy Cover
Product SKU:71304-01
Revision Date:2024-01-08

Product Overview


Field Scale Gridded Canopy Cover characterizes the extent of vegetation (i.e., green), and is related to measurements of ground cover, biomass, and leaf area index across a field. This product utilizes a precision-aligned orthomosaic derived from high-resolution RGB imagery.

Recommended Use Cases

  • Seed Vigor
  • Plant Uniformity
  • Stand Quality
  • Plant Growth
  • Biomass
  • Canopy Development
  • Leaf Area Index
  • Radiation Interception
  • Canopy Senescence
  • Crop Health
  • Crop Stress
  • Nutrient Status
  • Disease
  • Area of Interest Variability
  • Conservation Practice Detection
  • Carbon Credit Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification

Supported Crops

  • Any Crop

Deliverables Summary

  • Mosaic RGB Native Resolution
  • Gridded Canopy Cover


General Requirements

  • Requires FieldAgent Enterprise License (61006-##) or Enterprise Analytics Upload/Export Surcharge (71010-09)
  • Requires Field Scale Project Setup (71300-00)
  • Requires "Grid Layout Information"
  • Imagery collected following all "Data Capture Requirements"
  • Imagery uploaded to the FieldAgent Field created by Field Scale Project Setup (71300-00)
  • Contract Defined - Mosaic Based submitted for "Field Scale Gridded Canopy Cover (71304-01)" for uploaded Collection

Grid Layout Information

Customer will specify the desired grid resolution with a minimum size of 3 meters x 3 meters. If grid resolution is not specified, a layout will be delivered at a 10 meter x 10 meter resolution.

Data Capture Requirements

Imagery Type

  • RGB

Ground Sample Distance

  • Less than 0.5cm (Early-Season Canopy Cover and Crop Emergence)
  • Less than 1.8cm (Mid- to Late- Season Canopy Cover)

Timing by Crop

Crop Timing/Growth StagePlant Size
Any CropEarly Season; Mid- to Late- SeasonAny
Flight Specifications vary by Timing of Data Capture

Flight Specifications

Early-Season Canopy Cover and Crop Emergence
SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
Double 4K (Ag+)50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Double 4K (Multispectral)50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 Pro50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 RTK50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X4S50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X5S50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X70ft (21m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X Thermal70ft (21m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)100ft (30m)10mph (5m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
65R150ft (46m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 2 Pro50ft (16m)3mph (1.5m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 3 Enterprise50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mid- to Late- Season Canopy Cover
SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
Double 4K (Ag+)200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Double 4K (Multispectral)200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X Thermal200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 3 Enterprise200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 Pro200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 RTK200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X4S200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X5S200ft (60m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 2 Pro200ft (60m)14mph (6m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)400ft (120m)22mph (10m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
65R400ft (120m)22mph (10m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Parameters may be adjusted for specific field geometries and data volume goals

Environmental Conditions

Imagery should be captured between the time of 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. Consistent lighting conditions required for best results, including avoidance of hard shadows cast over the field which cause bright spots and dark spots in the dataset.
Wind conditions should be within the specified limits of the aircraft or system being used to carry the imaging sensor.
There should be no active precipitation during imagery capture.



Mosaic RGB Native Resolution (82001-04)
Gridded Canopy Cover (84003-00)

Mosaic RGB Native Resolution (82001-04)


A Visual Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) multi-band mosaic provided at native resolution and not georeferenced.

Deliverable List

Mosaic: RGBGeoTiffVisual RGB multi-band, native resolution, and non-georeferenced raster

Gridded Canopy Cover (84003-00)


Summarizes the green pixels (i.e., vegetative cover) area. Data are provided for a grid across an entire field.

Deliverable List

Gridded Canopy CoverShapefile, GeoJSON, CSVSummary statistics for representative field locations

Data Attributes

Gridded Canopy Cover
AttributeDescriptionUnits MetricUnits Imperial
Canopy Cover (%) <DD-Mon># of vegetation pixels in the grid cell / # of total pixels in the grid cell *100percentpercent
LatitudeLatitude of grid centroiddecimal degreesdecimal degrees
LongitudeLongitude of grid centroiddecimal degreesdecimal degrees