Research into the Utilization of Aerial Imaging for Evaluating the State of Vegetation

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The paper aims to evaluate the potential of using aerial images captured from UAV’s, when compared with satellite images, for the purpose of monitoring rapeseed cultures. For this, a comparison is presented; two modern methods of gathering and processing images with the purpose of estimating the rapeseed culture yields, in contrast with the classic method. For this purpose, we use professional equipment to gather images, GPS RTK to provide advanced precision, as well as software such as Precision Flight to plan the flight routes, Precision Mapper to construct the orthophoto, custom made Python programs and LeoWorks to process and classify the resulting images.

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