Intelinair Empowers Growers with Aerial Imagery Analytics
Over 50 TB of data analyzed in 2017 season from millions of acres in Illinois and Iowa
CHAMPAIGN, IL (July 24, 2017)—Intelinair, Inc., announces the release of the world’s largest-scale analytics engine for high-resolution aerial imagery of agricultural fields. In the last year, Intelinair’s AgMRI™ engine has analyzed over 50 TB of imagery representing millions of acres of corn and soybean fields in Illinois and Iowa, automatically alerting growers to issues impacting yields and input decisions. With AgMRI, farmers get unprecedented insight into their crop performance throughout the growing season.
“We’re excited to give farmers an early-warning system and actionable insights,” said Al Eisaian, Co-founder and CEO of Intelinair. “No one wants to be swamped with data, so our partners appreciate that Intelinair’s expert scientists have created an automated system for processing millions of images to find specific, actionable problems that growers can address quickly and efficiently during the growing season.”
Intelinair uses manned airplane flights to capture imagery at “to-the-plant” resolution on the order of centimeters per pixel—far superior to what is available by satellite—leveraging visible, near infrared and thermal cameras. The system then uses sophisticated computer vision and machine learning algorithms to detect abnormalities like weeds, uneven emergence, nutrient deficiencies, disease/insect infestations, water damage, equipment problems and more so that farmers can address issues quickly and understand the impact on yield.
“With Intelinair, as a grower I know where to focus my attention on problem areas across my farm,” said Corey Holmes, Holmes Farms, New Holland, IL. “It provides a game-changing level of detail and opportunity to make decisions earlier and more efficiently than ever before.”
For the first time, Intelinair will be offering demonstrations of its flagship AgMRI product at the 2017 InfoAg Conference, July 25-27, in St. Louis, and growers will have a chance to sign up for the 2018 season. Visitors can also learn more or request a demo at Intelinair.com.
Intelinair, Inc. is the leading company providing automated analysis of aerial imagery of agricultural fields. Intelinair’s world-renowned data science team has employed the latest in computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to ensure farmers are proactively aware of what is going on in their fields throughout the growing season. Alerts are delivered in an easy-to-use format via a tablet or PC so they can make data-driven decisions to improve efficiency, yields and profitability for their operations. Intelinair is based in Champaign, IL, and has offices in Ames, IA, and San Jose, CA.