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Product Specification

Product Name:Field Scale Gridded Residue Cover
Product SKU:71307-01
Revision Date:2024-01-08

Product Overview


Field Scale Residue Cover characterizes the fraction of residue overlaying bare soil during periods prior to crop planting or after crop harvest. This product utilizes a precision-aligned orthomosaic derived from high-resolution RGB imagery.

Recommended Use Cases

  • Area of Interest Variability
  • Residue Cover
  • Tillage Intensity
  • Conservation Practice Detection
  • Carbon Credit Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification

Supported Crops

  • Off Season

Deliverables Summary

  • Mosaic RGB Native Resolution
  • Gridded Residue Cover


General Requirements

  • Requires FieldAgent Enterprise License (61006-##) or Enterprise Analytics Upload/Export Surcharge (71010-09)
  • Requires Field Scale Set-Up (71300-00)
  • Requires "Grid Layout Information"
  • Imagery collected following all "Data Capture Requirements"
  • Imagery uploaded to the FieldAgent Field created by Field Scale Set-Up (71300-00)
  • Contract Defined - Mosaic Based submitted for "Field Scale Gridded Residue Cover (71307-01)" 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 1.8cm

Timing by Crop

Crop Timing/Growth StagePlant Size
Off SeasonBefore Crop Planting; After Crop HarvestNone

Flight Specifications

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 Residue Cover (84005-00)

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 Residue Cover (84005-00)


Summarizes the pixels representing residue (i.e., non-soil) during periods of non- vegetative growth (i.e., pre-planting, post-harvest). Data are provided for a grid across an entire field.

Deliverable List

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

Data Attributes

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