The Mobile Stand Count feature for FieldAgent Mobile (iOS app) is intended for quickly processing shareable Stand Count results from the field’s edge. The video below shows it populating in real time:
Mobile Stand Counts processed on FieldAgent for iOS are run through the same steps as FieldAgent Web and Desktop and thus users can expect the same results.
Although there are a few requirements for processing Mobile Stand Counts with FieldAgent Mobile, it is worth noting that online connectivity is NOT a requirement to generate a stand count*!
Stand Count on FieldAgent Mobile (iOS app) requires users to have an
Enterprise, Advisor Standard, or Advisor Premium License.
The following sensors are supported:
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise
Mobile Stand Count only works on iPads . The newer the iOS device, the faster Stand Counts will process. You will also need a microSD card adapter that is compatible with your iPad.
Plants should be at least 4 inches leaf across, leaf tip to leaf tip. Rowfill mode will be used when plants within a row are touching. Stand Counts can not be performed when the space between rows is covered by crop canopy.
The iPad that is generating Mobile Stand Counts must be connected to the internet in order for Stand Count results to be uploaded to the cloud and accessible on the Web and Desktop. A field must also be selected when running Stand Counts so that the Stand Counts have somewhere to upload. File sizes on Stand Counts are designed to be extremely small, so as not to interfere with low data caps or connections in areas with slow connectivity.
After setting an area or line, and camera:
preset. This will set the correct altitude for your camera and set the overlap to capture at ~1 stand count per acre.
When flying over non-flat terrain, Terrain Informed Flight Planning should be turned on as well. Note that while processing Mobile Stand Counts does not require an internet connection, planning a terrain informed flight DOES require an internet connection.
1. After flight, remove the SD Card from your sensor or drone and insert into an SD card reader attached to your iOS device.
2. Open FieldAgent and select the
Settings Gear Icon
in the top right of the homepage.
, and then
4. When prompted, select the SD Card in the finder window and then click
FieldAgent will automatically search the SD Card for flights. Flights will be organized by date and time with the most recent flights on top.
5. Confirm the properties and edit as necessary.
6. Once you’ve confirmed the properties, select Start.
A progress bar at the bottom of the screen provides an estimate for how much time remains in processing the selected Mobile Stand Count images.
As images are processed, discs will appear on the screen in place of the white photo-dots at each image location.
Each Stand Count disc displays the detected number of plants per acre and is colored according to how that number compares to the other Stand Counts on the screen. Dark green indicates a higher Stand Count, red indicates a lower Stand Count.
Recoloring of discs happens in real time. In the example below, a Stand Count in the lower right turns from red to orange as more images are processed.
The discs can be selected to preview the image at that location. Select a disc and then press the magnifying glass to preview the annotated image at that location full screen.
Stand Counts can be shared as a PDF report after processing.
1. Click on the
gear settings icon
from any page in the mobile app and then
My Past Surveys
My Stand Counts.
4. Share the report using the share icon in the lower right corner.
Access Stand Counts generated by FieldAgent Mobile in the Web or Desktop by visiting the field page that the Stand Count was associated with and viewing the map layers.