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Image processing for drone-based phenotyping

MAPEO is a drone based high-throughput phenotyping solution for research and breeding.  Our online platform gives plant breeders, researchers and agricultural field managers a more complete and objective view on experimental field trials of any size.

  • Cost-effective and end-to-end image processing solution
  • Simplify breeding and selection programmes
  • Accelerate time to market
  • Automate outdoor phenotyping process
  • Get reliable, quantitative and nondestructive data about all your plots

Use MAPEO for your large scale automated trait measurements, and speed up and improve  your product development process.

HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING ON EXPERIMENTAL FIELDS

Image processing technology

MAPEO is an image processing solution offering a set of image processing tools.

Smart and easy to use crop analytics

  • Fully automated image analytics service
  • Accessible from anywhere in the world
  • Temporal and spatial analytics

Multi sensor approach

  • Wide range of sensors supported, RGB - Multispectral - Thermal - Lidar - Hyperspectral -…
  • Up to sub mm resolution

CREATE A DIGITAL TWIN OF YOUR FIELD

High-quality information products

A drone based phenotyping solution which provides several trait measurements at critical times during the growing season. Use these products to get better  and faster insights in your field trials.

Generic products

Generic products

  • Orthomosaic, digital elevation model

Generic traits

  • Height
  • Lodging
  • Leaf cover
  • Vegetation indices
    All possible vegetation indices are available:
    NDVI - NDRE - MCARI - CIRededge - Cigreen - …
  • Flowering intensity
  • Growth curves

Crop specific traits

  • Emergence
  • Early vigo
  • Stand count
  • Leaf angle
  • Organ / fruit count
  • Flower count
  • Disease detection
    Fusarium - cercospora - powdery mildew - fire blight - little cherry virus - Xanthomonas fragariae, Phytophtora cactorum

FOR YOUR LARGE SCALE AUTOMATED TRAIT MEASUREMENTS

How does it work?

MAPEO is an end-to-end online platform. After creating a personal account you can easily use all available tools and services to improve your phenotyping process.

ACCELERATE TIME TO MARKET

OBJECT DETECTION

DEVELOPING AN OBJECT DETECTION WORKFLOW FOR DRONE IMAGERY

New and innovative machine learning technologies make it possible to implement highly accurate object detection algorithms and gain further insights into plant growth. Combine these models with various data sets and you’re all set to develop powerful, generalized predictors applicable to a range of plant phenotyping applications. Expert Sam Oswald explains more about object detection for drone imagery.

APHEA.BIO

HOW APHEA.BIO IS USING DRONES TO EVALUATE BIOSTIMULANTS

Aphea.Bio, a spin-off of VUB, develops a new generation of biostimulants and biocontrol products based on natural microorganisms. Marcelo Labra, Field Trial Manager at Aphea.Bio, explains more about how they are testing drones and MAPEO to support them in monitoring their experimental fields and evaluating the effectiveness of biostimulants at different plant stages.

AVEVE

IMAGE ANALYTICS FOR OBJECTIVE PLANT VARIETY ASSESSMENT

As Belgium’s biggest service provider for agriculture and horticulture, AVEVE is continuously looking for innovative solutions. With MAPEO they can scale up our seed and agronomy expertise and offer the best possible varieties for every farmer.
Esther Monard, Product Director Seeds at AVEVE GROUP,  takes you to one of their experimental fields in Neerhespen.

Drone operations services

Through our partnership with Sitemark, we can offer you a pilot on demand service.
Just enter the field parameters and get a quote for a drone pilot service. 
 
In case you like to fly yourself, we can also help you selecting the right equipment for the job and get you started with the correct flight procedures that fit your needs.

Contact us in case you like more information.

 

Contact

VITO Remote Sensing
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

remotesensing.vito.be 
blog.vito.be/remotesensing

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