UPSCALING AND VALIDATION OF RTK-DIRECT GEOREFERENCED UAV-BASED RGB IMAGE DATA WITH PLANET IMAGERY USING POLYGON GRIDS FOR PASTURE MONITORING
- GIS & RS Group, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, 50923 Cologne, Germany
Keywords: Grassland, Biomass, Forage, Sward, Height, Quality, Vegetation Index, 3D
Abstract. The monitoring of managed grasslands with remote sensing methods is becoming more important for spatial decision support. Various remote sensing data acquisition techniques are applied for that purpose in different spatial resolutions ranging from UAV-borne to satellite-based remote sensing. In the last decade, UAV-borne imaging and analysis techniques or in the focus of crop and grassland monitoring and provide very high spatial resolutions. In contrast, satellite data are only available in high to moderate spatial resolutions. In this contribution, we introduce direct georeferenced data acquisition with a Phantom 4 RTK for pasture monitoring and investigate the upscaling of the cm data to satellite resolutions using polygon grids.