HiView provides services in multiple areas of expertise that it obtained through years of experience in various projects throughout the globe. The use of Flying Sensors is at the heart of each of our services, as we believe it is the future of terrain observation due to its many advantages over traditional remote sensing techniques.
Crops absorb some components of solar radiation which they use as a source of energy in the process of photosynthesis. The amount of near-infrared radiation that is reflected by plants is a good indicator of the condition and health of the crop. A healthy crop reflects most of the near-infrared radiation, whereas a crop under stressed conditions adsorbs this type of radiation. Drones provide an unrivalled solution to collect this information for early warning detection of crop stress or failure.
Assessing tree volume in a forest is a labor-intensive task that relies on inaccurate estimations. Satellites also don't offer a solution due to their lower resolutions. Flying Sensors provide a flexible and accurate method to observe the forest canopy. HiView's forest inventory service can be used to calculate the number of trees in a certain area, measure the condition of the trees, and assess tree volume based on elevation models.
Detailed information on the extent an area is flooded is often needed for fast response actions and for damage estimation. Near-real time high-resolution flood monitoring is made possible through the application of drones. Satellite remote sensing is often hampered by clouds, and resolution and timing is often not appropriate. Ground observations are limited by access conditions of flooded areas.
Climate change has a strong impact on glaciers and as a result glaciers are globally receding, thinning and their flow velocities are decreasing. Fieldwork on glaciers is challenging and expensive and current field methods are still notably uncertain. Satellite remote sensing is commonly used for monitoring glacier changes, but the resolution of most satellite based sensors is to coarse to investigate detailed processes occurring on the glacier surface.
Soil erosion is widespread and affecting millions of hectares of land. Detailed information about the underlying processes at a high level of precision is required to take appropriate erosion control actions. However, erosion starts very locally and information at high spatial resolution is required. Flying Sensors allows for analysis to ensure effective measures are taken to mitigate erosion damage.
FLYING SENSOR TRAINING
HiView provides Flying Sensor (Drone) training to empower local operators with the ability to use Flying Sensors independently in order to increase their yields. Appropriate information at the right location and timing is essential for farmers to make decisions regarding the application of their limited resources such as water, seeds, fertilizer and labor. The training can be tailored to a clients needs, but generally consists out of two parts: (1) piloting the drones and (2) image processing and interpretation.