STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S. — GDA Corp. released two satellite imagery products help crop managers, insurers and commodity traders monitor crops.
FieldSnap for precision agriculture and GeoChronicles for regional/global analysis are based on GDA’s years of experience with satellite imagery processing and analysis.
FieldSnap provides calibrated imagery for seamless incorporation into full crop management platforms. The system automatically collects, calibrates, screens for cloud cover, and delivers all available Sentinel2 / Landsat/ imagery for enrolled AOIs within hours of availability throughout the season. Sentinel2 and Landsat imagery down to 10 meters can be requested. This product provides a low maintenance, cost effective option to build regular field level satellite imagery into broader precision ag software or crop monitoring solutions — such as field scouting support for ag retailers, or crop monitoring for insurance companies, GDA said.
GeoChronicles is an image composite product for regional analysis covering all major agricultural areas of the world — on a 10 meter pixel size, updated every 10 days. It provides a consistent, precisely calibrated, time-series suitable for regional scale and temporal analysis, the company said.
GeoChronicles is designed to support land cover and crop type and condition monitoring, mapping and remapping efforts, change analysis, and acreage assessments.
“These products have been well received by our customers looking for alternatives to the cost of commercial satellite imagery, or the complexity of self-processing public imagery,” said Stephanie Hulina, president of GDA. “As a leader in science-based image processing and agricultural analysis, GDA is well positioned to fill this underserved market niche.”