Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 953-956, 2016
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLI-B1/953/2016/
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-953-2016
 
06 Jun 2016
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE USE FOR WOOD CHIPS PILE VOLUME ESTIMATION
M. Mokroš1, M. Tabačák1, M. Lieskovský2, and M. Fabrika1 1Dept. of Forest Management and Geodesy, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovak Republic
2Dept. of Forest Harvesting, Logistics and Meliorations, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovak Republic
Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicle, wood chips pile, DJI Phantom, photogrammetry Abstract. The rapid development of unmanned aerial vehicles is a challenge for applied research. Many technologies are developed and then researcher are looking up for their application in different sectors. Therefore, we decided to verify the use of the unmanned aerial vehicle for wood chips pile monitoring.

We compared the use of GNSS device and unmanned aerial vehicle for volume estimation of four wood chips piles. We used DJI Phantom 3 Professional with the built-in camera and GNSS device (geoexplorer 6000). We used Agisoft photoscan for processing photos and ArcGIS for processing points.

Volumes calculated from pictures were not statistically significantly different from amounts calculated from GNSS data and high correlation between them was found (p = 0.9993). We conclude that the use of unmanned aerial vehicle instead of the GNSS device does not lead to significantly different results. Tthe data collection consumed from almost 12 to 20 times less time with the use of UAV. Additionally, UAV provides documentation trough orthomosaic.

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Citation: Mokroš, M., Tabačák, M., Lieskovský, M., and Fabrika, M.: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE USE FOR WOOD CHIPS PILE VOLUME ESTIMATION, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 953-956, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-953-2016, 2016.

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