Active Drone Solutions pilots perform NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index). NDVI is useful in a number of industries and the sensors help Agriculture, Construction, and Oil & Gas projects assess their impact on the surrounding vegetation and determine its health. By using near-infrared light to measure spectral reflectance off of plants, NDVI sensors can provide a quantitative index of vegetation greenness or vigor.
Farmers use NDVI's to assess the health of their crops, determining which areas might require more water, fertilizer, or pesticides. Construction operations can use NDVI's to measure the operation’s impacts on nearby vegetation. Understanding how they are affecting the nearby vegetation is extremely important in reclamation efforts.
Oil & Gas operations find NDVI's useful for detecting leaks and assessing their impact on surrounding areas. Depending on the product being shipped through the pipeline, a leak can have a positive or negative effect on the surrounding vegetation and NDVI’s can be used as an indicator of a leak.