Taking the help of drone technology, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) of UAE is introducing a new project to survey and map agricultural lands.
The ministry has invited companies in the UAE for pilot phase of the project.
“”Using a drone-enabled aerial mapping system is the ideal solution to generate high-resolution, highly efficient aerial data, including topographic mapping, contouring, vector mapping and textured 3D city models,” said Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.
He added that drones can create highly accurate agricultural database that supports decision making and forward planning.
Some of the types of data to be collected through the project include the number of temperature-controlled greenhouses, area of windbreaks, infertile land area, area of farm buildings and facilities, number of wells in a farm, soil type and salinity, and livestock population.