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February's ASD Webinar - "Precision Agriculture & Groundtruthing using Spectral Signatures"

February 06, 2018

This February, the ASD 2018 webinar series begins with a focus on the application study of precision agriculture and spectral signatures, featuring ASD’s FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer 

 In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Use of the FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res for ground truthing purposes and as a tool to verify the accuracy of UAV and satellite imagery
  • Use of the FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res for spectral unmixing and classification of land cover types in multispectral satellite imagery
  • Example case study of NIR technology and spectral signatures of strawberry plants to detect and monitor Two-Spotted Spider Mite (TSSM) infestation

About our Speaker:

Chris Crockett is the Director of Research and Grower Services at Highland Precision Ag. He holds a B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Environmental Studies, an M.S. in Entomology, and is pursuing his PhD in Entomology at the University of Florida. His research is focused on agricultural remote sensing for improved detection and monitoring of insect and disease pests, and the use of GIS tools for improved pest management of agricultural ecosystems.

 

Click below to register for our webinar on February 22nd from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), "Precision Agriculture & Groundtruthing using Spectral Signatures 

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Not able to attend live? All registrants will receive a recorded version of the webinar a few days after the event. 

Hang out with us in our Backyard at ASPRS!

January 30, 2018

Malvern Panalytical is in our own spatially located Denver, Colorado ASD backyard this year at the annual ASPRS (The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) conference

ASPRS, the imaging & geospatial information society, teams with ILMF (International LiDAR Mapping Forum) this year to create for a combined geospatial event you do not want to miss! Network with geospatial peers and colleagues, build your technical expertise via conference workshops, see technology solutions for mapping on display in the exhibitor hall!   

From February 5-7, find us at Booth #710, displaying and demonstrating the following instruments:

See what these field portable, ruggedized near-infrared (NIR) spectroradiometers and spectrometers can do to best assist your remote sensing efforts and measurements with increased precision and accuracy.

Don't fly under the LiDAR on this one... put us on your map and stop by!

 

Want to plan ahead and schedule an appointment to demo our instruments? Click below!

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ASD Instrument Controller Software Share Request

January 17, 2018

 

We are often asked for names of ASD users who have written their own instrument controller software, but alas…your deeds have gone unpublished - until now! If you have written your own instrument controller software to control an ASD spectrometer we want to hear from you.

What problem or need were you trying to address with your code and what were you able to accomplish?

 

Click below to share your instrument controller software with us!

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November's ASD Webinar - Quantitative Spectroscopy from Space

November 07, 2017

This November, the ASD webinar focuses on hyperspectral imaging, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and multivariate calibration models (i.e. chemometrics), featuring ASD’s FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer 

 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the combination of hyperspectral imaging, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and multivariate calibration algorithms (i.e. chemometrics), enables quantitative mapping of properties of the Earth's surface
  • The data that ground based reflectance measurements of materials can provide for remote sensing applications
  • How to apply quantitative chemometric calibrations to hyperspectral image data
  • Examples of successful applications

November's ASD webinar speaker is Dr. Brian Curtiss; Brian is one of the founders of ASD Inc. and currently serves as ASD’s Chief Technical Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of geology, spectroscopy and optical remote sensing. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Washington. In his current position, Dr. Curtiss applies his experience to the development of solutions to a diverse range of analytical problems in the areas of remote sensing and natural resources.

 

Click below to register for our webinar on November 29th from 1-2pm MT, "Quantitative Spectroscopy from Space 

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Not able to attend live? All registrants will receive a recorded version of the webinar a few days after the event. 

Ground Truthing and Calibration of UASs

August 30, 2017

 

Ground truthing and calibration of imagery obtained using unmanned aerial systems (UASs - also known as UAVs or drones)

The use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is growing rapidly in the field of remote sensing as a new and versatile tool for data acquisition in areas such as agricultural resource monitoring, soil characterization, and environmental monitoring. Specific examples where sensors mounted on UASs have provided useful results include water stress detection in agricultural crops, plant biomass and nitrogen content in crops and grasses, yield forecasting for crops like wheat and rice, rangeland management, leaf area index, NDVI and vineyard management.

UASs fill the gap between satellite imagery and ground-based spectroradiometers. One of the main benefits is that their low operating height enables the generation of very high spatial resolution imagery data for small areas, with some systems reaching resolutions of 1 cm per pixel. UASs also can have a shorter revisit period than satellite platforms and offer high temporal resolution and increased maneuverability to allow access to previously inaccessible areas or hazardous environments. Another benefit of UASs is the low operational costs compared with other methods. 

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