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TerrAvion Makes Farming More Profitable!

TerrAvion Makes Farming on Every Farm and Vineyard More Profitable!

Every week in the 2019 growing season, TerrAvion will be capturing over 100M acres of row-level imagery and delivering the contracted images to growers and agronomists overnight so they can target scouting, vary inputs, and intervene early on the inevitable issues on every block or field. Unlike satellites, TerrAvion is detailed enough to do agronomy, and unlike drones, TerrAvion is cost-effective for a professional agronomy program.

TerrAvion helps growers take a high-tech approach to improve yield and revenue, with the largest cloud-based aerial imaging and data analytics service for agriculture. TerrAvion provides growers from small family farms to the largest agribusinesses with current images and data that accurately detail the conditions of every acre, helping to identify problems early before they impact yield. 


Founded in 2013, TerrAvion's investors include Merus Capital, Initialized Capital, 10x Group and Y Combinator. For more information, visit or follow @TerrAvion.

Subscription High-Resolution Imagery for Vineyards

TerrAvion delivers subscription high-resolution imagery to vineyards.


Our core subscription image delivery service is called OverView, which delivers high-resolution aerial imagery, overnight, throughout the growing season. This allows growers to have an actual up-to-date natural color, infrared, and thermal picture of all of their blocks as well as synthetic maps (NDVI) and analysis.

TerrAvion contracts with flight providers, flying small planes, to fly a sensor that TerrAvion designs and integrates. TerrAvion plans and monitors the routes to ensure quality delivery. Our company’s technology is focused on managing and processing millions of acres a day, overnight, at a very low cost.

We deliver our service first and foremost through our API (application programming interface–an endpoint for computers to talk to each other). Our own web and mobile software, as well as partner software, call this API to deliver maps and images to our client.


Natural Color Image Layer
Natural Color Image Layer
This natural color image of an estate vineyard provides an excellent operational map, especially as it changes through the growing season. It is the same kind of image you would take with your camera or what your eye would see from a plane. It has a high-resolution, so you can see row-level detail from your computer screen.
Vegetation Index (NDVI) Layer
Vegetation Index (NDVI) Layer
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a remote sensing index used to detect plant vigor and stress, leaf area, biomass, etc. It compares the amount of red light to the amount of infrared light being reflected at any point. Plants are uniquely efficient at reflecting light in a way that increases the value of this ratio. Healthy vegetation (chlorophyll) reflects more near-infrared (NIR) and green light compared to other wavelengths. TerrAvion imagery provides a standard NDVI and a dynamic NDVI layer, that can be modified with various color maps to show the most information for your block.
Thermal image layer of a vineyard in August
Thermal image layer of a vineyard in August
Thermal image layers show variation in temperature across any given block. These temperature variations are often indicators of soil moisture Thermal images are the foundation of most water-stress indexes.
Color-infrared Image Layer of a Vineyard in August
Color-infrared Image Layer of a Vineyard in August
Imagery produced as a result of sensing electromagnetic radiations emitted or reflected from a given target surface in the infrared position of the electromagnetic spectrum (approximately 0.72 to 1,000 microns). Color Infrared images show vegetative area because nearly every plant reflects infrared light at a constant rate.
Changes Visible Over the Growing Season
Changes Visible Over the Growing Season
These images show the monthly changes visible with TerrAvion's normal color, NDVI, thermal and infrared image layers.
TerrAvion New Mobile App

TerrAvion's brand new mobile app is available now for the 2019 season. The new mobile app is faster than our previous app and has some great new features with more developments on the way. Most notably, users can drop pins in their fields and attach notes and pictures to them. The dynamic NDVI and thermal map layers are also visible in the mobile app.

Viewing your Fields

Users can browse or search for fields using the search button(magnifying glass in top right corner). When you open the search feature, you can browse through all of your fields, or you can click the filter button in the top right corner of your screen. It is possible to filter by farm, farmer, agronomist, or season. For customers who have a lot of maps in their account, these features make it quick and easy to find and navigate to the field of interest.

Drop a Pin with Notes and Photos

TerrAvion mobile app users now can drop a pin anywhere in their field and attach a note and/or photo to that pin. This feature is fundamental for scouting, allowing growers to make notes and take pictures of issues they see when walking their fields. Users can share these comments with other users. The app lets you edit and delete your pins and notes, as well as hide them so that they don’t obstruct your view when you are viewing your imagery.

Dynamic Thermal and NDVI Layers

Last year, TerrAvion introduced our auto-adjusted Dynamic Thermal and NDVI map layers on our desktop app. Dynamic map layer auto-adjust to pull out the most detail in any single image. Now, this feature is available in our mobile app as well. The dynamic maps bring issues to light when there is minimal variation in thermal or vigor layers. As with the desktop app, when the dynamic maps adjust for any given image, the colors of nearby fields will change. If you want to look at the dynamic layers for another field, just click on the map to adjust the thermal or vigor for that field & date. This feature will help users pinpoint and scout issues that may not have been evident in regular NDVI or thermal imagery.


The new mobile app is our fastest app to date. With decent cellular or WiFi service, or if you have downloaded imagery for offline use, the app functions with high speed and little lag, saving users time, otherwise wasted waiting for images to load.

Offline Storage

The new TerrAvion mobile app allows users to download image tiles for offline use. Once the images are downloaded on your phone, users will be able to view the downloaded fields even when they don't have cellular or WIFI service. You can delete saved maps when you are not using them to open up storage space on your mobile device.

Before downloading and installing our new app, remove your current TerrAvion app!
Click here to download the Android or iOS version of the new TerrAvion Mobile App. For more information, please watch the attached video, or contact

News Archive

Precision Ag Needs High-Resolution Imagery - TerrAvion's 2019 Flight Schedules Are Available
05 March, 2019

For 2019, TerrAvion will be offering three high-resolution aerial imagery subscription packages for California; one flight package designed for coastal growers, one designed for inland growers, and a Viticulture flight schedule specifically designed for wine grape growers.

Why TerrAvion's imagery?

TerrAvion's high-resolution imagery subscriptions consist of multiple imagery layers. Every flight cycle will deliver a natural color, a standard vigor and a dynamic vigor image layer, an infrared, a thermal, and a soil type layer. These layers provide all the visual insights that are necessary to do precision ag. They make it possible to monitor nutrient needs, water stress, and pest infestations amongst others.

The Flight Schedules

The California Coastal flight plan consists of 28 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s growers at key points throughout the season including four bi-weekly images starting at the end of March and running until early May, at which point weekly flights will begin through the end of October to assist with scouting and sampling efforts as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, pest, disease, and other issues throughout the season.


The California Inland flight plan consists of 15 flights starting with two bi-weekly cycles in May, followed by 10 weekly cycles between the beginning of June and the end of July. It concludes with four bi-weekly cycles starting in August and running through the beginning of October.


The California Viticulture plan is TerrAvion's highest flight cycle frequency package, consisting of 56 flights starting in March and running through October. The high-frequency flight cycle will give the grower an omnipresent view of the changes in every block.


The viticulture plan starts in March with seven weekly cycles. Then flight cycles will become be shorter, at a three and four-day schedule running into October. The last flight cycle will be in a week towards the end of October. This package is for grape growers who require a high frequency of imagery throughout the season.


Interested to learn where else TerrAvion flies? Check out our full flight schedule information here!

28 February, 2019

Raúl Enrique PeñaTerrAvion is pleased to announce its recent hire of Raúl Enrique Peña, joining TerrAvion as the Regional Vice President for California. In this role, Raúl is responsible for providing TerrAvion’s high-resolution aerial imagery to growers throughout the state to support their efforts to maximize yields utilizing timely and precise intelligence specific to their vineyards and farms.


“I am excited to represent TerrAvion, the largest provider of aerial imagery in the United States, to the agricultural industry throughout California”, said TerrAvion RVP Raúl Peña. “It is essential to provide value to our clients, from vineyards to orchards to farms, by enabling them to maximize yields through the power of easily accessible data that is specific, timely and precise.”


Raúl brings his passion and experience of carefully listening to his customers to TerrAvion. He is looking forward to providing them with solutions that meet their unique needs.

Title Name Email Phone
CEO Rober Morris
Regional Vice President Raúl Peña 5107983109
Director of Marketing Ria Van Hoef 5107983109