MicaSense Altum

The MicaSense Altum combines a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing high-resolution multispectral and advanced thermal imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.  

MicaSense Altum multispectral drone camera

Synchronized imagery

The synchronized multispectral and thermal sensors are particularly useful for water management, hot-spot detection and environmental research. 

Depending on the settings, the Altum also offers a larger coverage or higher accuracy than the MicaSense RedEdge-MX.

Together with the high-precision PPK module, Altum offers centimeter level accuracy.

CIR
CIR
CIR
RGB
RGB
NDVI
NDVI
NDRE
NDRE
LWIR
LWIR
metric
imperial
Multispectral sensor
5 bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Longwave infrared
8-14um (LWIR)
Coverage at lowest GSD
90
ha*
at 80 m altitude
Lowest GSD
3.0
cm/px
Multispectral
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
4
cm **
Without GCPs
Coverage at 120m
130
ha*
at 5.1 cm/px GSD
Multispectral sensor
5 bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Longwave infrared
8-14um (LWIR)
Coverage at lowest GSD
90
ha*
at 80 m altitude
Lowest GSD
3.0
cm/px
Multispectral
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
4
cm **
Without GCPs
Coverage at 120m
130
ha*
at 5.1 cm/px GSD

* at 70% side overlap 
** Horizontal absolute accuracy (RMS). Achievable with a WingtraOne GEN II and its built-in GNSS PPK module. This level of accuracy is achievable under optimal conditions, on hard surfaces, using a well-established base station or data from CORS network. A minimum of three ground points should be used as checkpoints to verify and prove the accuracy of the project.

Multispectral sensor
5 bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Longwave infrared
8-14um (LWIR)
Coverage at lowest GSD
230
ac*
at 260 ft altitude
Lowest GSD
1.3
in/px
Multispectral
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
1.6
in **
Without GCPs
Coverage at 394 ft
330
ac*
at 2 in/px GSD
Multispectral sensor
5 bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Longwave infrared
8-14um (LWIR)
Coverage at lowest GSD
230
ac*
at 260 ft altitude
Lowest GSD
1.3
in/px
Multispectral
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
1.6
in **
Without GCPs
Coverage at 400 ft
330
ac*
at 2 in/px GSD

* at 70% side overlap
** Horizontal absolute accuracy (RMS). Achievable with a WingtraOne GEN II and its built-in GNSS PPK module. This level of accuracy is achievable under optimal conditions, on hard surfaces, using a well-established base station or data from CORS network. A minimum of three ground points should be used as checkpoints to verify and prove the accuracy of the project. 

Data sets

Explore different mapping outputs from Wingtra equipped with the MicaSense Altum camera, or download sample datasets to post process them yourself.

Explore different mapping outputs from Wingtra equipped with the MicaSense Altum camera, or download sample data sets to post process them yourself.

Agricultural fields in Switzerland

Camera: MicaSense Altum
Coverage: 48 ha (119 acres)
GSD: 4 cm/px (1.6 in/px)

Mixed forest in early spring

Camera: MicaSense Altum
Coverage: 115 ha (284 acres)
GSD: 9.5 cm/px (3.7 in/px)

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About multispectral drone data

Video introduction to multispectral

Multispectral images: courtesy of MicaSense
In this video, you will get an overview of multispectral cameras and learn when and how to use them.

Why and how multispectral drone data is revolutionizing agriculture

Farmer flying WingtraOne over field
Image courtesy LoginEko.
Multispectral drone data is quietly revolutionizing agriculture and forestry—are you missing out?

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Multispectral cameras

Tech specs

MicaSense
RedEdge-MX
Most affordable multispectral sensor
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
MicaSense
Altum
Multispectral & thermal sensors
Best for
Advanced bundle for precision farming, forestry and environmental research
Synchronised multispectral & thermal sensors for water management, hot spot detection and environmental research
Main quality features
High quality multispectral images
Tightly synchronised high quality multispectral images with thermal imager
Technical specifications
5 multispectral sensors (R, G, B, RE, NIR), 5.5 mm lens, nadir configuration
5 multispectral sensors (R, G, B, RE, NIR) + thermal band, 8 mm lens, nadir configuration
Camera weight
(Includes DLS 2 and cable)
380 g (0.84 lb)
570 g (1.26 lb)
Lowest possible GSD
6.7 cm/px
2.6 in/px
3.0 cm/px
1.18 in/px
Maximum coverage at lowest GSD
at 70% side overlap
Up to 140 ha (350 ac) at 98 m (321 ft) flight altitude
Up to 90 ha (230 ac) at 70 m (229 ft) flight altitude
Maximum coverage at 120 m (400 ft)
at 70% side overlap
Up to 170 ha (430 ac) at 8.2 cm (3.2 in) GSD
Up to 150 ha (380 ac) at 5.1 cm (2.03 in) GSD
Best horizontal absolute accuracy (RMS)
with PPK (w/o GCPs)
down to 8 cm (3.1 in)
down to 4 cm (1.6 in)
Best vertical absolute accuracy (RMS)
with PPK (w/o GCPs)
down to 15 cm (5.9 in)
down to 8 cm (3.1 in)

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