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Product Specification

Product Name:Permanent Crop Tree Canopy Cover
Product SKU:71404-00
Revision Date:2023-11-18

Product Overview


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

Recommended Use Cases

  • Plant Uniformity
  • Plant Growth
  • Plant Size
  • Biomass
  • Canopy Development
  • Leaf Area Index
  • Radiation Interception
  • Canopy Senescence
  • Yield Potential
  • Crop Health
  • Crop Stress
  • Nutrient Status
  • Disease
  • Area of Interest Variability

Supported Crops

  • Tree

Deliverables Summary

  • Mosaic RGB Precision Aligned
  • Tree Canopy Cover


General Requirements

  • Requires FieldAgent Enterprise License (61006-##) or Enterprise Analytics Upload/Export Surcharge (71010-09)
  • Requires Permanent Crop Project Setup (71400-00)
  • Requires either Permanent Crop Tree Location and Presence (71401-00) or Permanent Crop Advanced Tree Location and Presence (71401-01) from previous date
  • Imagery collected following all "Data Capture Requirements"
  • Imagery uploaded to the FieldAgent Field created by Permanent Crop Project Setup (71400-00)
  • Contract Defined - Mosaic Based submitted for "Permanent Crop Tree Canopy Cover (71404-00)" for uploaded Survey

Data Capture Requirements

Imagery Type

  • RGB

Ground Sample Distance

  • Dependent on tree height

Timing by Crop

Crop Timing/Growth StagePlant Size
TreeDuring vegetative growth period (i.e., tree canopy with vegetation)Tree with detectable canopy extent depending on imagery ground sample distance.

Flight Specifications

Tree Height less than 50ft (15m)
SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
65R400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)75%Any50ft (15m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)75%Any50ft (15m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Double 4K (Ag+)200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X Thermal200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 Pro200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 RTK200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 2 Pro200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 3 Enterprise200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X4S200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X5S200ft (60m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Tree Height greater than 50ft (15m)
SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
65R400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)75%Any50ft (15m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)400ft (120m)22mph (10ms)75%Any50ft (15m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Double 4K (Ag+)250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
6X Thermal250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 Pro250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Phantom 4 RTK250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 2 Pro250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Mavic 3 Enterprise250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X4S250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off
Zenmuse X5S250ft (75m)17mph (7.5ms)75%Any50ft (14m)Forward-90° (Nadir)Off

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 Precision Aligned (82001-01)
Tree Canopy Cover (87003-00)

Mosaic RGB Precision Aligned (82001-01)


A Visual Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) multi-band mosaic provided at native resolution and georeferenced.

Deliverable List

Mosaic: RGB (Preliminary)*GeoTiffVisual RGB multi-band, native resolution, and non-georeferenced raster
Mosaic: RGBGeoTiffVisual RGB multi-band, native resolution, and georeferenced raster
* Delivered only in some cases

Tree Canopy Cover (87003-00)


Summarizes the extent of tree canopy area based on green pixels (i.e., vegetative cover) detection.

Deliverable List

Tree Canopy CoverShapefile, GeoJSON, CSVTree-level summary statistics
Tree Canopy Cover
AttributeDescriptionUnits MetricUnits Imperial
Canopy Cover Area (m^2) <DD-Mon>Tree canopy extent area size