Smarter footprints in the field
As a consulting agronomist or grower, your time is precious and your analysis and recommendations vital. Satamap won't negate the need for crop inspections but will make you more productive.
For example, before going out to check a farm bringing up the latest imagery will show you right away the biomass variability across the fields. Often the extent of variability is hard to understand by zigzagging across the field on a motorbike or less still driving down the fence line. You can use this information to target your inspections to understand what is causing this variability.
No mucking around setting up
Some of your clients are right into precision agriculture, but many are not. That doesn't stop you analysing their fields to make your time on their farm more beneficial. Satamap does not require any paddock boundaries or extra information for you to zoom in on any field within your defined radius.
Comparing imagery over time
The comparison slider allows you to pick any two dates to compare against. For example, compare this years crop with the same time last year or compare the most recent image with one from one month ago to see how the crop has progressed.
Benchmarking & Understanding history on new farm purchases
You define a central point and we give you a set radius around that point. Everything in that circle is yours to analyse. If you're a farmer you can compare your crops directly with the neighbors. Combining this with the long imagery archive allows you to better analyse farm histories.
As a crop grows it's amount of green leaf area increases. As it finishes off the green leaf area begins to decrease. This effect shows clearly on the imagery and can be very helpful in targeting harvest operations.
Target grub inspections
Agronomists tell us that grubs will congregate first generally in the thicker and healthier crop. This can be especially helpful in crops such as chickpeas where some areas can hang on to their green leaf if there is a bit of extra stored moisture. These areas are probably going to be the most valuable as well and need protection.
Zoom out Satamap for a district perspective. This is where this tool becomes valuable to grain traders analysing crop condition.
If vegetation is visible on the imagery in a fallow situation it probably indicates weeds. Satamap has been a tool turned to to help with the fight against herbicide resistant weeds such as barnyard grass. Large patches of grass are visible allowing those areas to be targeted first. See this post for more information.
Storm damage often removes green leaves with will show up clearly in Satamap imagery.
Export to gain even more value
Everything you see in Satamap Global can be exported for further post-processing. We have had users export to offline mapping apps. In addition data can be imported to SMS and Farmworks (or any GIS software) as point data to easily generate variable maps or keep records in with all your other data.