Data Acquisition - Tasks Management

1. Description

Once the assets are created on the Data Acquisition Module, start creating and managing Data Acquisition tasks.

2. Data capture task creation

Step 1 - Click on "+ NEW TASK" in the Task Manager to create a new task from scratch in the Data Acquisition Module.

Step 2 - Indicate the different information related to the Data Acquisition task, at this stage, the minimum information required is the corresponding Company and the Task name. The new task created appears in the "Pending" section of the Task Manager.



For tasks generated from the Season Planner, the task automatically gets the status "Ready"

3. Filter and Sort

Users have the possibility to filter or sort the Data Acquisition tasks with the 2 following buttons.

  •  Filters

  • Sort

4. Task workflow

  • There is multiple task status in the Data Acquisition Module. The user has to edit the task and complete the required information to move from one status to another.
  • To edit a task, click on the three dots menu of the task and "Edit". 

  • There is some required information to move a task from one status to another:

4.1 From Pending to Ready

  • Give a name to the task.
  • Select the Aether Site if there is an existing one or create one directly from the task.
  • Define the Forecast mission date.

4.2 From Ready to Assigned

  • Select the Team and Pilot that will perform the task.

4.3 From Assigned to Scheduled

  • Schedule the mission.

4.4 From Scheduled to Data Captured

  • The condition for moving a task to the status “Data Captured” is to fill in the field report.
  • When the task has the “Data Captured” status, it is visible on the task label.

4.5 From Data Captured to Data Submitted.

  • The user or the pilot has to upload the data from the mission.


The type of requested data set/input depends on two settings selected at the data capture task creation:

  • TASK PROPERTIES section: Purpose (Mapping or Raw or 3D Modeling).
  • COLLECTION REQUIREMENT section: Sensor type.

4.6 From Data Submitted to Completed

  • The Data Acquisition task is validated.

5. Tasks settings 

5.1 Settings

The 2 two following settings of the Data Acquisition task will define the required inputs at the end of the workflow.



If the Data Acquisition task is created from the Season Planner, the collection requirement will be filled automatically after the task creation

5.2 Sensor Type/Purpose

The table below shows the requested datasets according to the settings defined in the task.

Sensor Type / Purpose Mapping 3D modelling  Raw
Raw images OR
Point Cloud
3D Model
Raw images OR
Point Cloud
3D Model
Raw images
Raw images OR
Reflectance map
Not configured Not configured
Hyperspectral Reflectance map Not configured Not configured
Raw images OR
Thermal map
Not configured Not configured

5.3 Custom identifiers

  • Custom Identifiers are additional labels to identify tasks in the module. 
  • Custom identifiers can be added or edited during task creation or edition as shown in the following images.

  • The available ID types are:
    • Crop
    • Field
    • Trial
    • Growth Stage
  • Visualizing them by hovering on the task in the tracking view is also possible.



Some custom identifiers can be prefilled if the task has been generated with the Season Planner Module.