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High-resolution, low-distortion RGB cameras produce colour imagery. A major advantage of visual imagery captured by a drone is the aerial perspective of a specific area. High resolution orthomosaic maps provide you with a birds-eye-view of your entire golf course. These maps can also be used to accurately determine distances from tees to greens, surface areas of greens and 3D maps.
Atlantic Tech Group can provide promotional material including whole course fly-overs, full course maps, fairway fly-overs, fairway maps, orbits of approaches and greens, etc., to your specific requirements.
You can use these aerial photographs and videos on your website, in promotions in your club house, for instructional purposes in the pro shop.
We can also create virtual fly-overs of every tee, fairway, approach, bunker and green on your course
NDVI provides an easy to understand indicator for grass / plant health.
The idea of using NDVI imaging to manage turf health issues in golf courses is pretty new, although it is closely aligned with NDVI used in managing turf farms.
NDVI surveys of golf course fairways and greens help identify issues greenkeepers and course managers didn’t even know they had, like pest pressures and weed pressures that can become big management issues for the operators.
Because NDVI imaging measures how much infrared light is being reflected back from the turf, it can identify health issues long before they are visible to the naked eye (and often while there is still a good chance to correct them cost-effectively). This is because the green light we see reflected back from healthy turf is quite weak, in fact it can be 5-10 times less intense than the infrared light which healthy plants cannot use at all.
NDVI imaging doesn’t just identify weed and pest pressures. It can also pick out issues like turf dryness, turf hardness, waterlogging, persistent shading and fungal infestations that can affect turf vigour. It can even be used to identify areas where turf nutrition is weak or where irrigation and drainage issues are developing.
It can also save money for golf course operators through reduced application of fertilisers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides by identifying “management zones” where more or less application is required (rather than uniformly applying chemicals across entire turf areas).
Thermal Infrared Sensors have the ability to accurately measure and read the surface temperature of objects beyond the scope of human vision. By understanding the temperature variations of your tees, greens and fareways we are able to understand the moisture levels in the soil. Knowing where to direct irrigation efforts will drastically minimise costs and ensure your course is kept in perfect condition
Thermal orthomosaics used in conjunction with multispectral orthomosaics are extremely useful in the early detection of pest and disease states long before visible signs present themselves.
We use cloud-based data management processes which provide a web accessible portal viewable on any device anywhere. This gives you a bird’s eye view of your entire course and by using high-quality high-resolution maps, you can easily zoom in on any area allowing you to even see individual divots.
You can easily switch between the analysis maps created from the images captured by the multispectral and thermal cameras. The Near-IR, Red Edge, Red and green spectrum images provide Relative Plant Health maps that highlight trouble areas and the thermal maps help to identify irrigation issues. You can also step through history to see what has changed.
This gives the golf course superintendents actionable information, viewable on any device, giving the golf course exactly what it needs, in real time, season after season.