High-Throughput 3-D Monitoring of Agricultural-Tree Plantations with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology

@inproceedings{TorresSnchez2015HighThroughput3M,
  title={High-Throughput 3-D Monitoring of Agricultural-Tree Plantations with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology},
  author={Jorge Torres-S{\'a}nchez and Francisca L{\'o}pez-Granados and Nicol{\'a}s Serrano and Octavio Arquero and Jos{\'e} Manuel Pe{\~n}a and Quazi K. Hassan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The geometric features of agricultural trees such as canopy area, tree height and crown volume provide useful information about plantation status and crop production. However, these variables are mostly estimated after a time-consuming and hard field work and applying equations that treat the trees as geometric solids, which produce inconsistent results. As an alternative, this work presents an innovative procedure for computing the 3-dimensional geometric features of individual trees and tree… CONTINUE READING
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