Conference Proceeding

Semantic segmentation of vegetation images acquired by unmanned aerial vehicles using an ensemble of ConvNets

Citation

Nogueira K, Dos Santos JA, Cancian L, Borges BD, Silva TSF, Morellato LP & Torres RdS (2017) Semantic segmentation of vegetation images acquired by unmanned aerial vehicles using an ensemble of ConvNets. In: 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings. 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, USA, 23.07.2017-28.07.2017. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 3787-3790. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127824

Abstract
Vegetation segmentation in high resolution images acquired by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a challenging task that requires methods capable of learning high-level features while dealing with fine-grained data. In this paper, we propose a combination of different methods of semantic segmentation based on Convolutional Networks (ConvNets) to obtain highly accurate segmentation of individuals of different vegetation species. The objective is not only to learn specific and adaptable features depending on the data, but also to learn and combine appropriate classifiers. We conducted a systematic evaluation using a high-resolution UAV-based image dataset related to a campo rupestre vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado biome. Experimental results show that the ensemble technique overcomes all segmentation strategies.

Keywords
Deep Learning; Plant Species; Semantic Image Segmentation; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

StatusPublished
Title of seriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online04/12/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29140
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series2153-7003
eISBN9781509049516
Conference2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Conference locationFort Worth, TX, USA
Dates