The Green Atlas Cartographer is an innovative combination of hardware and software that allows flower and fruit counts to be quickly and accurately mapped over entire orchards. With high resolution AI assisted mapping, our customers know every block and every tree, to help manage the life cycle from flower to fruit.
Watch the Cartographer system in action! This video provides an overview of how scanning is performed in your orchard and the high resolution, high quality results you can expect, providing actionable insight for every tree.
Green Atlas’ orchard scanning platform Cartographer captures extremely high resolution data everywhere, to make every tree, flower and fruit count. And it’s fast! At up to 8 hectares per hour, it’s easy to scan alongside other farm activity.
Know the relative performance of different blocks, comparing overall yield and the evenness of the distribution. Know how well your thinning program worked and adapt for next year.
Know the variability within each block. Determine management zones to address variability and achieve consistency every year.
Go beyond 2D and know the performance of the lower and upper canopy. The trees on the right are one year older and bear more fruit up top, while the lower canopy has been managed evenly. Predict the increased harvest labour with more fruit in the upper canopy. During flowering, manage the different timing of lower and upper canopy bloom.
Cartographer uses LiDAR to measure tree canopy geometry throughout the orchard. This includes tree height, canopy area/volume and canopy density. Define treatment zones or make informed spray and pruning decisions throughout the season! Top right: apple tree volume; Bottom right: wine grape vine volume.
The Cartographer has been busy working across multiple crop types including almonds, apples, avocados, cherries, citrus, grapes (wine and table), kiwifruit, macadamia, pears, and stone-fruit (most varieties) across the spectrum of fruit lifecycle, from flowering to mature fruit, and in the case of almonds, post-harvest to map ‘mummified’ nuts left on the trees.
More than 35,000 hectares (~86,000 acres) of tree-crops have been scanned to-date!
Even more crop types and phenological stages are constantly being added to the Cartographer’s repertoire, as are new uses for the resulting data.