Agricultural Monitoring

Satellite imagery is bringing land monitoring to a completely new level.

Sentinel-2 data creates new opportunities for regional, as well as global agricultural monitoring, by making it possible to view Earth in 12 spectral bands in 10-20 m spatial resolution, with global coverage and a 5-day revisit frequency, and is compatible with the current and historical Landsat missions.

Monitoring of soil properties and crop conditions, along with tillage activity mapping, helps researchers and farmers to assess land use, predict harvests, monitor seasonal changes and assist in implementing policies for sustainable development. Sentinel data can also be used for monitoring the drought induced changes of agricultural production and pasture productivity, as well as monitoring the decline in land productivity and soil degradation due to excessive cultivation, pasturage or improper irrigation. Agricultural maps allow for independent and objective estimates of the cultivation extent in a given country or a growing season, which can be used to support the efforts to ensure food security in vulnerable areas.

With a growing number of the available satellite data collections, many of them free to use, the potential is immense.


Examples of Applications and Services Using Sentinel Hub:

A web based platform designed for farmers, consultants and other professionals that want to excel at decision making in agriculture and the environment.

Services for the early detection of Southern Africa’s invasive pest species, pest monitoring, and precision agriculture.

NDVI Max Service
The NDVI Max service is a simple, yet powerful tool with various application possibilities in the framework of land monitoring and land use.


Mobile Application

Sentinel App for Android

The Sentinel-2 NDVI Maps application presents the current NDVI map based on Sentinel-2 data, provided by Copernicus. The following imagery layers are available:

  • Open Street Map layers for general browsing
  • Sentinel-2 NDVI imagery
  • Sentinel-2 EVI imagery
  • Sentinel-2 true color imagery
  • Sentinel-2 false color imagery

Sentinel-2 layers with a minimum zoom level of 12. Additionally, Sentinel-2 layers only display the latest image data with at most 20% cloud coverage.

The in-app payment will allow the access to the following advanced features for the one year after purchase:

  • Sentinel-2 layers have a minimum zoom level of 12 which corresponds to four times the viewable surface area of the free version.
  • Time shift functionality allowing the user to choose which dates the imagery comes from, by week.

The app is available for download on Google Play :

Sentinel-2 NDVI Maps

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