HiView supports professionals by providing data, information and services based on ultra-high resolution imageries obtained by Flying Sensors.
HiView deploys a range of platforms on which various sensors (both in the visible and non-visible parts of the spectrum) can be mounted. Raw data is converted to information using various state-of-the-art software packages. Information is transferred to knowledge by our highly qualified scientific staff.
HiView in the Media
Nature research with drones, fight against drought (Dutch).
Interview in the student magazine of Amsterdam (Dutch).
Documentary Monitoring Himalayan Glaciers.
Photograpic report AD.
Business presentation by STOWA.
Famers are confronted with a lack of knowledge on where and when to apply their limited resources as water, fertilizer, and seeds. The ThirdEye project uses well-tested low cost Flying Sensors that provide high-resolution spatial information to smallholder farmers beyond the visible spectrum. The Flying Sensors are equipped with near-infrared sensors that detect crop stress about two weeks before the human eye can observe this.
A Dutch farmer in one of the highly productive areas in the Netherlands (Swifterband in the Flevopolder) uses the services of HiView to improve his decision making. Based on monthly information collected using Flying Sensors decisions on where and when to apply resources, such as fertilizer, irrigation and pest control, were obtained. The project shows that information can be integrated in the farmer’s management. Especially the information collected in the near-infrared spectrum and the reliability of regular monitoring have supported the farmer’s decision making process.
The Netherlands has thousands of kilometers of dikes that protect the country from flooding. All these dikes are monitored on a yearly base and more sensitive sections even more frequently. “Walking over the dike” is still the preferred method, but has high resource costs. For a waterboard in the Northern part of the country, parts of these dikes are now monitored using HiView’s Flying Sensors. By looking at dike heights and vegetation on and near the dike early detection of potential weak dikes is possible at a higher reliability level at lower costs.