I am super happy to join the OpenDroneMap community with FIELDimageR. My name is Filipe Matias and my research focus is plant science and agriculture. I’ve been using drone images to extract data from the agriculture field and applying this information in plant breeding. FIELDimageR is a compilation of functions in R language to analyze pos-orthomosaicing images.
WebODM and FIELDimageR is a perfect fit to develop an open-source pipeline in agriculture features. While WebODM easily and intuitively allows to build orthomosaics, FIELDimageR is used on the following steps of image analysis, making them a perfect combination. The pipeline proposed in FIEDLimageR starts by preparing the image: (i) cropping, (ii) removing soil and weeds, and (iii) rotating. This package also builds a plot shapefile in order to extract information for each plot, which can be used to evaluate different wavelengths, vegetation indices, stand count, canopy percentage, and plant height.
Please join me in this adventure with suggestions and feedback toward the development of this tool. All ideas are super welcome. This is an open channel to talk about remote sensing applied to agriculture.