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Product Specification

Product Name:Field Scale Spot Scout Residue Cover
Product SKU:71307-00
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 high- resolution RGB imagery captured at representative locations across a field to deliver a Spot Scout layer.

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

  • Spot Scout Residue Cover


General Requirements

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

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 (Analytics)400ft (120m)22mph (10m/s)50%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Double 4K (Ag+)200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X Thermal200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 Pro200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 2 Pro200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 3 Enterprise200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X4S200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X5S200ft (60m)22mph (10m/s)0%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
65R400ft (120m)22mph (10m/s)25%Any-100ft (-30m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)400ft (120m)22mph (10m/s)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 Residue Cover (84005-01)

Spot Scout Residue Cover (84005-01)


Summarizes the pixels representing residue (i.e., non-soil) during periods of non- vegetative growth (i.e., pre-planting, post-harvest). Data are provided at representative point locations across a field.

Deliverable List

Spot Scout Residue CoverShapefile, GeoJSON, CSVSummary statistics for representative field locations

Data Attributes

Spot Scout Residue Cover
AttributeDescriptionUnits MetricUnits Imperial
Residue Cover (%) <DD-Mon># of residue pixels in the image / # of total pixels in the image *100 percentpercent