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So far Samantha Malach Verlaan has created 18 blog entries.

How to put the sure in Crop Insurance

2018-09-27T13:41:24+00:00

It all started because farmers who love Precision Ag wanted more. Can you measure how much damage is in my field? This is how SkyClaim was born. Unlike other forms of insurance, farms can have multiple policies with multiple insurers on one field. When a claim is made, each company sends out an adjuster to [...]

How to put the sure in Crop Insurance 2018-09-27T13:41:24+00:00
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When do you need to go beyond NDVI?

2018-09-27T13:42:35+00:00

What IS NDVI? The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, or NDVI, has become a common term in precision agriculture. If you have ever seen drone or satellite imagery made for farm field management then you have likely seen the green-yellow-red false-colored NDVI images of fields. The NDVI is in a class of remotely sensed spectral indicators for [...]

When do you need to go beyond NDVI? 2018-09-27T13:42:35+00:00

Skymatics Improves Crop Insurance Claims With New Technology

2019-01-14T15:51:21+00:00

SkyClaim uses computer vision and AI to improve the way insurers look at crop loss                       CALGARY, CANADA (June 21, 2018) - Today, Skymatics, the Calgary-based technology company, announced the launch of their crop damage mapping tool, SkyClaim. Developed to bring value to farmers by [...]

Skymatics Improves Crop Insurance Claims With New Technology 2019-01-14T15:51:21+00:00

Approaches to success by a life-loving marketing expert

2018-05-01T14:02:51+00:00

Our technical experts, Vadim Deryabin and Nikoo Sabzevar, are shaking up the office. They took over the role of interviewer and placed Samantha Verlaan, our Sales + Marketing Manager in the hot seat. ‘Now it’s our turn to ask the questions. We enjoyed talking to her and surely you will enjoy reading it.’ Do [...]

Approaches to success by a life-loving marketing expert 2018-05-01T14:02:51+00:00

Get value from your drone Drainage

2018-04-09T15:23:50+00:00

We all know that drones are a great tool on the farm, but are they earning their keep? Drones gather valuable data for everything from earthworks and crop management to hydrology and drainage mapping. The goal of drainage management is to improve the root-zone environment to promote healthy crops. It leads to improved conditions [...]

Get value from your drone Drainage 2018-04-09T15:23:50+00:00

How to unlock the powerful insights you need

2018-03-23T11:33:06+00:00

There are a lot of uses for UAVs in the agriculture sector. Drones are proving to be a useful tool for seeing entire fields in one image. As the industry evolves, a number of companies have built tools that deliver results based on the same approach. How can you get insights from your data by [...]

How to unlock the powerful insights you need 2018-03-23T11:33:06+00:00
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His secret to becoming a successful developer is simple

2018-03-02T15:09:52+00:00

Vadim Deryabin is the lead developer at Skymatics. Born and raised in Russia, he received his Engineering Degree from the Ural Federal University before immigrating to Canada. Along with being a chemical engineer, he is a software developer with experience in multiple industries. Vadim, you have an engineering degree, but all the skills of a software [...]

His secret to becoming a successful developer is simple 2018-03-02T15:09:52+00:00

How drones help farmers too

2018-02-16T21:33:59+00:00

Insurance companies are starting to test and implement drone imagery into their claims workflow. The question remains, what do farmers think? We had a frank conversation with a client that's lead us to an answer. Drones are a great way to speed up the insurance claim process and let Farmers get back to doing what [...]

How drones help farmers too 2018-02-16T21:33:59+00:00

Are drones the new tool for crop insurance?

2018-02-15T18:05:29+00:00

One of the precedent-setting cases regarding drones and insurance is that of a tobacco farmer proving his insurance claim was worth an additional $110,000. But is this a common scenario? Crop loss claim disputes are not the standard, but when they do happen they're critical. Growers and insurers use drones as a tool to shorten timelines and [...]

Are drones the new tool for crop insurance? 2018-02-15T18:05:29+00:00

An engineering soul from the other side of the globe

2018-02-15T18:05:29+00:00

Tell us who you are and how you got here: I’m Nikoo Sabzevar, Lead Data Analyst at Skymatics. I was born and raised in Iran and got my Bachelors and my first Masters in Industrial Engineering there. After getting my Masters I thought ‘This is it, I have to experience and explore the world’. So I [...]

An engineering soul from the other side of the globe 2018-02-15T18:05:29+00:00