• Saves time by targeting specific locations for crop scouting versus scouting the entire field
  • Reduces economic losses by providing an early warning system for crop health
  • Improves management decisions by comparing PurePixel maps to other field operations maps such as as-applied fertilizer, as-applied seed, and yield maps
  • Identify differences in crop health and maturity even when crop health is generally strong
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The PurePixel™ solution, part of Trimble's Connected Farm™, provides farmers and their trusted advisors with a high precision source of vegetation health information to drive improved crop analysis. Most remote sensing based vegetation maps are plagued by issues with "noise" from soil color and moisture variability. Furthermore, these maps generally use non-calibrated information that limit the user’s ability to compare crop health from one period to the next. The PurePixel solution not only removes the noise that undermines the accuracy of most vegetation maps, but also uses a precise calibration that allows for more meaningful analysis of the vegetation map information. Overall, the PurePixel solution provides a higher quality vegetation map to improve your management and your bottom line.

 PurePixel 3 Fields

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Access up to 500 acres of May and June PurePixel maps (15m) at no cost. It is simple. Just login using your free Connected Farm account and go to the Field application. Create your field by entering a name and establishing boundaries. Choose to purchase target maps from available listing; map availability is dependent on cloud cover. Select the maps you want and enter the promotional code 500MayJune when checking out. PurePixel maps are only available in the United States and the 500 acre promotion ends October 31, 2014. Additional PurePixel maps can be viewed at $.30/per acre.

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Types of PurePixel Maps

PurePixel produces two Precision Vegetation Vigor Index Maps (pVVI). The first type uses a Natural distribution which displays crop health on an absolute scale to show the true state of vegetation health. The second type uses a Clustered distribution to display crop health with percentile buckets that accentuate the crop health variability. Between these two maps users can compare multiple images of the same area over time to detect changes in crop health and variability, no matter how large or small the differences. These features are especially useful for monitoring expected progress in crop growth or improvements in crop health when treating under-performing areas within fields.

Both the PurePixel Precision Vegetation Vigor Index (pVVI) and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) provide helpful information in analyzing crop health. The chart explains the added benefits of the PurePixel solution.


Produces vegetation index maps for analyzing crop health

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Uses imagery collected with satellite, fixed-wing aircraft, or UAV based sensors

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Filters noise from variable soil properties and moisture conditions to improve
vegetation index accuracy
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Creates calibrated maps for accurate assessment of vegetation health as well as quantitative change mapping through a season or year-to-year Yes No

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