Straight Up Drones

Straight Up Drones Is Your Trusted Partner For Bespoke Drone Mapping Solutions

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Straight Up Drones solutions provide you with a lot more than just a Map.

We utilise the latest drones and software technology to bring views and information about your land like never before.

The Solutions We Provide

The Benefits You Receive

Large scale mapping, Field boundaries and SFI

Straight Up Drones provides personalized drone-based mapping solutions specifically for the agricultural and construction sectors.

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Crop Monitoring, Index maps and Prescription maps

Our crop monitoring service use cutting-edge software and AI to help identify crop heath and issues such as pest infestations, disease outbreaks, and irrigation needs. Whilst giving you the solutions to best use your resources and where.

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Environmental Surveying, 3D and Digital surface modeling

At Straight Up Drones we provide land surveying services that deliver detailed topographic maps. Our maps offer accurate elevation modelling, and you are able take measurements of distances, areas, and volumes.

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Our Mission

Our mission at Straight Up Drones is to provide cutting-edge, personalized drone mapping solutions for the UK agricultural and construction sectors. Utilizing state-of-the-art drones and advanced software technology, including AI, we ensure the acquisition, processing, and presentation of reliable land data with minimal environmental impact.

We are dedicated to empowering our clients to make well-informed decisions that optimize their operations, saving valuable resources and ultimately reducing costs. Through our agricultural mapping services, farmers and growers gain a comprehensive understanding of their crops and surrounding land. This knowledge enables them to make precise decisions about fertilization, irrigation, pest control, and more.

At Straight Up Drones, we are committed to revolutionizing the way our clients approach land management. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions that drive efficiency, sustainability, and success in every operation we support.

 

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Image comparison tools for crop health and damage recovery analysis.

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1. Who and When
Who and when?

Farmers, farm service providers, construction sites and land owners.

When should you start to use drone technology in your farming operations?

2. Scouting

Surveying/scouting

We can start to collect data at any time of the year or crop cycle. The data collected is imported into the software we use and is rapidly processed and shared to your client portal.

3 .Interpret findings

Interpret findings

Once the data has been processed and shared, farmers and service providers can then analyse the data. This can be easily viewed by everyone who needs too through our customer portal where you will also have a number of useful tools to use with your maps. These include things like distance and area/volume measurements and image comparison tools. 

 

4.Make decisions

Make a decision

Farmers  and site operators can now decide on how best to use the information they have. They can plan for localized fertilizer and pesticide applications on their crops or trial plots. New irrigation techniques, site monitoring and  documentation. Store their data as a visible record that is accessible anywhere (office or field)

5. Implement plan

Implement plan

After a decision has been made, all that is left is to take action.

A grower/farmer can upload a prescription map to precision agriculture compatible machinery,  or to John Deere Operations Centre direct for site-specific applications using GPS positioning or more accurate alternatives such as RTK* to enact treatment plans or new spot spraying application techniques.

*RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) is a technique used to ensure higher positional accuracies.

6. Repeat

Repeat Surveying and scouting

Our drones can collect data about the site using previous flight plans when specified by the client. This builds up highly accurate data about crops and land over time.

This process can be repeated through out the year when you require.

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Some of the current challenges in UK farming

Sustainable

Sustainable agriculture

The principles of sustainable agriculture is to promote farming practices that prioritize the conservation of natural resources, such as water and soil, to ensure that the land remains productive for future generations.

 

Straight Up Drones offer valuable tools to help with sustainable agriculture by providing real-time data, improving decision-making, and optimizing resource use in crop and livestock production systems.

 

As technology continues to advance, drones are expected to play an increasingly important role in promoting environmental stewardship, economic viability, and social responsibility in agriculture.

 

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Climate change

In the context of the UK, climate change poses significant challenges for farming due to its impact on various aspects of agricultural production.

Changing Temperatures: Climate change is leading to an increase in average temperatures globally, including in the UK. This can affect crop growth patterns, as some crops may require specific temperature ranges for optimal growth. 

Changing Rainfall Patterns: Climate change is altering rainfall patterns, leading to increased variability and more extreme weather events such as droughts and floods. These events can damage crops, soil structure, and infrastructure, leading to reduced yields and increased costs for farmers.

Pest and Disease Spread: Changes in temperature and weather patterns can affect the distribution and behavior of pests and diseases. Warmer temperatures may allow pests to thrive in regions where they were previously unable to survive. 

 

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Britain’s food security

Like many other business sectors, volatility, uncertainty and instability are the greatest risks to farm businesses, and Britain’s food security.

 

Agricultural business sectors encompass a wide range of activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and marketing of agricultural products.

Each sector faces its own set of challenges and risks, but volatility, uncertainty, and instability are common concerns across all sectors.

 

Straight Up Drones offer valuable capabilities for enhancing the resilience, sustainability, and productivity of agricultural businesses.  This then helps towards reducing the risks associated with volatility, uncertainty, and instability in the agricultural sector and help you contribute more to Britain’s food security goals.

 

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The weather for the next 5 Days

Below you will see a detailed weather map and forecast for the next 5 days.

For your exact location zoom in on the map and left click. This will then show a detailed weather forecast for the next 5 days along the bottom. Left click and drag the orange time tab to see the rest of the days and the weather.

In the top right hand corner of the map, you will see a orange menu button where you can select from over 40 different weather layers.

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UAS Airspace Restrictions

Navigation restrictions that are applicable to unmanned aircraft systems are published in the UK AIP (Section ENR 5.1 Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas) including restrictions applicable around aerodromes (Flight Restriction Zones) and restrictions applicable around other areas.

You can zoom in on the map below to check what some of the restrictions are for your area. More detailed information can be found in the links above. 

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Read more about our Crop damage assessment using AI

Crop monitoring and damage assessment with accurate field data helps improve crop production in affected areas and prevents yield loss.

Crop damage directly impacts food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and national economies. Climate change and extreme weather conditions have greatly impacted farmers and crop production along with disease and pest damage . What is needed now more than ever for farmers are new tools that give easy access to accurate field and crop data giving clear insights into the affected and damaged area . We can provide This information now that can then be used to effectively plan the restoration of the damaged areas. You can read more about our work with a local farmer and how our mapping service helped by clicking the button below.

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