Trying to get into precision Ag, I bought the advertised NDVI camera from Aerial Media Pros. They indicate their system is compatable with Drone Deploy but that may not be the case.
I ran two test runs using the NDVI camera. Both loaded into Drone Deploy BUT after looking at two different maps was shocked. Everything was backwards. Areas with heavy vegetative index were solid red as if bone dry and areas with no vegetative index were solid green. For example, the bone dry county road is lush green. furthermore, the mapping shows false shadows which means the data is useless. This makes either the report map generated by Drone Deploy OR the camera sold by Aerial Media Pros and their system useless.
Now the problem is, what is a user to do?
I called aerial media pros who inform me that the camera they sell is NOW a red NIR camera and used to be a blue NIR camera. They indicate they informed Drone Deploy but state Drone Deploy has not updated their Algorithms.
This is hardware blaming software. So I think it would be fair to get Drone Deploy’s take on this.
Drone Deploy…can you help me? If this is a hardware issue do I need to return the camera before my 30 days. If they are right and this is algorithm, then please tell me when can I effectively test the NDVI camera?
We have had the same issue and have spoken with DroneDeploy in length about this problem. They informed me that they have a meeting with Aerial Media Pros and the actual manufacturer of the lens itself to assist in working this problem out. I actually just spoke with one of DD’s reps earlier today and he said that this issue (which is a pretty big one) is literally #1 on the priority list for their engineering team.