Airborne video data collection

Videography is a technique that combines high-resolution vertical (nadir) video with global positional system coordinates. Video frames are stamped in real time with the geographic location and time of acquisition. AAIC adapted the US Department of Agriculture videography system to make it portable and mountable on any type of fix-wing or rotary aircraft. AAIC also fitted remotely controlled aircraft to transmit video and telemetry data for continued low-cost crop monitoring. We first applied videography for pest monitoring in sugar cane in 1994. Videography gives the best results when combined with other lower resolution data such as Landsat and SPOT.