Aerial Imagery

Spectral Imagery & Our Scientific Approach

Step 1
Image Capture
We fly low to the ground and capture high-resolution aerial imagery at specific wavelengths that reveal plant health, producing meaningful agricultural data.
Step 2
We employ unique 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 data to the physical state of individual plants, including water stress and leaf nitrogen content.


See more clearly than the human eye

Our sensors capture images at multiple wavelengths ranging from visible the light spectrum to the far infrared light. 

The multiple sensor rig is part of what makes Ceres unique among aerial agriculture data providers. 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 capture up to six different ranges of wavelengths of the light spectrum at once.

Then our systems weave together hundreds of images and the individual frames make a seamless mosaic of your field.  

That enables us to 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 with today's regulations they can't cover the area that an aircraft could in the same amount of time. That's important to have high-quality, comparable images. Drones also don't have the payload capacity for our multi-sensor camera systems.

We don't let soil make our images dirty.

For our aerial spectral imagery, we've developed techniques to get rid of background interference. This means soil and shadows don't mess with our high-quality agricultural imaging.

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

Take your farming insights to the next level.

This image reveals a pest infestation issue in a set of trees. Our farm imaging can help identify irrigation issues, nutrient supply issues, pest problems, soil quality, and many other symptoms that could lower yields.

Try Demo

Technology provides the data,
our people provide the insight

Once we process and deliver your imagery, our staff will help you by pinpointing issues that are detected. We have a team of imagery specialists and agronomists who identify issues revealed by the agricultural imaging: they'll mark locations of interest, and provide an explanation.

If further ground truthing is required, we will send our agronomists to the field to help identify the issue and come up with a remedy. You can call or email our specialists anytime. At the end of the year, we can also provide a return on investment (ROI) calculation, to show our value.