Deep Learning Based Oil Palm Tree Detection and Counting for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images
AbstractOil palm trees are important economic crops in Malaysia and other tropical areas. The number of oil palm trees in a plantation area is important information for predicting the yield of palm oil, monitoring the growing situation of palm trees and maximizing their productivity, etc. In this paper, we propose a deep learning based framework for oil palm tree detection and counting using high-resolution remote sensing images for Malaysia. Unlike previous palm tree detection studies, the trees in our study area are more crowded and their crowns often overlap. We use a number of manually interpreted samples to train and optimize the convolutional neural network (CNN), and predict labels for all the samples in an image dataset collected through the sliding window technique. Then, we merge the predicted palm coordinates corresponding to the same palm tree into one palm coordinate and obtain the final palm tree detection results. Based on our proposed method, more than 96% of the oil palm trees in our study area can be detected correctly when compared with the manually interpreted ground truth, and this is higher than the accuracies of the other three tree detection methods used in this study. View Full-Text
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Li, W.; Fu, H.; Yu, L.; Cracknell, A. Deep Learning Based Oil Palm Tree Detection and Counting for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 22.
Li W, Fu H, Yu L, Cracknell A. Deep Learning Based Oil Palm Tree Detection and Counting for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(1):22.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Weijia; Fu, Haohuan; Yu, Le; Cracknell, Arthur. 2017. "Deep Learning Based Oil Palm Tree Detection and Counting for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images." Remote Sens. 9, no. 1: 22.
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