Another Ag-Drone Outfit Surfaces

Another Ag-Drone Outfit Surfaces

When David Dvorak started Field of View in 2010, he saw a business opportunity for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology in agricultural imaging. After four years, he’s seeing an even bigger need for this technology, reports Emily Aasand with UAS


While in college, Dvorak was part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering research group at the University of North Dakota. While working with that group, led by William Semke, director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering, and the late Richard Shultz, electrical engineering department chair, Dvorak began trying to figure out how people could actually use a small UAV to do agricultural imaging. He found there were many issues with managing the camera triggering and actually knowing if the needed data was collected.

“That experience gave me the exposure to come up with the idea for Field of View’s GeoSnap System,” says Dvorak, CEO of the Grand Forks, ND-based company.

The company was formalized after Dvorak and his team competed in the North Dakota Business Plan Competition through UND. Dvorak and his team won the competition in 2011, which helped the startup company get funding.


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