FAQ

Do you service whole of Australia ?

Yes Aero Vines, services all of Australia. We try and fit in a few surveys within different regions at the same time, to ensure we can keep our pricing competitive. We are also delivery partners for Green Atlas Maps in Western Australia and South Australia. 

Can I obtain the raw data files ?

Yes, Additional costs applied for transfer devices SSD and USB drives. With surveys ranging from 20Gb to 100Tb + appropriate transfer devices are required. 

 

How does the data get processed ?

When we complete your survey we upload the files with our partners for processing which begins immediately, The images go through an initial quality check & aligned, calibrated to reflectance. The images are then stitched into an orthomosaic, which is used to conduct further analysis & create the final data products. Within Orchard Mappings data is processed onsite or at our office and is available once finish.

How does your hyper and multispectral cameras differ from other cameras ?

We use an customizable set of filters for an wide range of applications including measuring vine vigour, water content, & detecting disease

What is the difference between EVI & NDVI ?

Although the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is generally considered the standard used to measure wine vigour in the wine industry, it often provides inaccurate results due to its dependency on time of day, soil variations and shadowing. Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) is calculated similarly to NDVI but uses additional wavelengths of light to correct for these inaccuracies and variations in solar incidence angle, atmospheric conditions, and canopy background signals, providing the most accurate vine health information available.

Do you share the data with third parties ?

Data collected from surveys is share with our partners for the purpose of creating finish maps, the data is also used to improve  products longterm. Data will never be shared with out our clients permission. 

What is the difference between the absolute & relative scales?

The difference between the relative and absolute scales is the way the colour is applied to the raw data layers. The relative colours stretch from the minimum value within the data to the maximum value, to highlight intra-field variability. These values are recorded on the legend so that you know the range that is being shown- sometimes it will vary greatly (~ 0.30 difference), and other times it will be very close (~ 0.05 difference). What you see as green on these maps is not comparable with what you would see as green on other Relative EVI maps from different fields or dates.

 

The Absolute colours are established across the entire possible range for the EVI (0-1) so that you can compare those colours with the colours from other fields and other dates (inter-field variability).

I am interested in an particular disease / issue can you help create an mapping product?

Please get in touch and we would love to discuss your issues further. If we cannot help we will be able to point you in the right direction.

Can you process my previous raw data ?

Over the years we have seen a number of issues processing third party raw data. At this stage we access on a case by case arrangements. 

How do you collect the survey data ?

We collect survey data from fixed wing planes, Drones and ATV. With the use of Lidar and highly advance cameras the raw data is collected.