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Product Specification

Product Name:Field Scale Spot Scout Canopy Cover
Product SKU:71304-00
Revision Date:2023-11-18

Product Overview


Field Scale Spot Scout 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 high-resolution RGB imagery captured at representative locations across a field to deliver a Spot Scout layer.

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

  • Spot Scout Canopy Cover


General Requirements

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

Data Capture Requirements

Imagery Type

  • RGB

Ground Sample Distance

  • Less than 0.5cm (Early-Season)
  • Less than 1.8cm (Mid- to Late-Season)

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

SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
Double 4K (Analytics)150ft (46m)22mph (10ms)-70%Any-100ft (-30m)Auto-90° (Nadir)On
Double 4K (Ag+)50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X Thermal50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 Pro50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 2 Pro50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 3 Enterprise50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X4S50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X5S50ft (16m)10mph (4.5ms)-300%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
65R150ft (46m)15mph (7ms)-100%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)100ft (30m)15mph (7ms)-110%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Parameters may be adjusted for specific field geometries and data volume goals
Mid- to Late-Season
SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
Double 4K (Analytics)400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)50%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Double 4K (Ag+)200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Double 4K (Multispectral)200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X Thermal200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 Pro200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 2 Pro200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 3 Enterprise200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X4S200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X5S200ft (60m)22mph (10ms)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)25%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
65R400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)25%Any-100ft (-30m)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.



Spot Scout Canopy Cover (84003-01)

Spot Scout Canopy Cover (84003-01)


Summarizes the green pixels (i.e., vegetative cover) area. Data are provided at representative point locations across a field.

Deliverable List

Spot Scout Canopy CoverShapefile, GeoJSON, CSVSummary statistics for representative field locations
Spot Scout Canopy Cover
AttributeDescriptionUnits MetricUnits Imperial
Canopy Cover (%) <DD-Mon># of vegetation pixels in the image / # of total pixels in the image *100percentpercent