Aerial Imaging

Our scientific approach

Step 1
Image Capture
We fly low to the ground and capture very high-resolution imagery at specific wavelengths that are meaningful for revealing plant physiological status
Step 2
We use various image processing techniques to generate highly accurate data on every plant in the field
Step 3
Scientific Analysis
We use biological and mathematical modeling to correlate this data to physical plant properties (plant water stress, leaf nitrogen content)


See more clearly than the human eye

Our cameras take images at multiple wavelengths ranging from the Visible to the Far Infrared light spectrum. 

We are different in the fact that we take our imagery using multiple cameras.

Each Camera captures data from a different part of the light spectrum, ranging from the visible to far-infrared wavelength.

Depending on the kind of imagery package you request we can take up to 6 different wavelengths of the light spectrum at once. We then have our systems capture hundreds of images and the individual frames in order to make a seamless mosaic of your field.

We then provide best in class resolution of 0.2 – 1 meter per pixel, depending on the crop and application.



We use airplanes to fly.

No drones over our fields. When Ceres Imaging first started, we experimented with drones and found that they could not cover the area that an aircraft could in the same amount of time. Drones are not able to withstand much of a payload capacity which is needed for our camera systems. Also, more personnel would be needed in the field to maintain and move drones from site to site.

We don't let soil make our images dirty.

During our image processing we have developed techniques to eliminate or lessen background interference. This helps by removing contaminates such as soil and shadows to produce a better quality image.

You can see more than just water stress in our images.

Take your farming insights to the next level.

The above image shows a pest infestation issue in a set of trees. Our imagery can help identify irrigation issues, nutrient supply issues, pest problems, soil quality, and many other symptoms that could lower yields.

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Technology provides the data,
our people provide the insight

When we process and deliver your imagery, our staff will help you by pinpointing issues that may be detected in your images. We have a team of imagery specialists and agronomists to evaluate what might be happening in your fields. They have the experience to identify any issues that stand out: they will mark locations of interest, and provide an explanation.

If further ground truthing is required, we will send our agronomists in the field to try and identify the issue and come up with a remedy. You can always call or email our specialists anytime to answer your questions. At the end of the year we can also provide a return on investment (ROI), to show you that we are a valuable asset.