Martin Weis studied suveying and worked at various universities and research institutes on projects with topics involving geoinformatics and image processing. He developed a weed detection system in his doctoral thesis at University of Hohenheim. In his current position at the Center for Agricultural Technology Augustenberg (LTZ) he is subject specialist for digitalisation in agriculture.
Christian Bauer studied geography and remote sensing and worked in various research projects at universities and institutions. Currently he finishes his doctoral thesis on the topic of farmland abandonment in central asia. In his current position at the Center for Agricultural Technology Augustenberg (LTZ) he is subject specialist for remote sensing and UAS.
Unmanned aerial systems can gather useful data for agricultural research and practice. The workflow from mission planning to data analysis requires various processing steps. Some parts of the processing can be done with free and open source software. Algorithms implemented and published as free software foster collaborative development. The combination and chaining of free tools enables specific computations to be developed, automated, scaled and reused. The talk provides examples of free software solutions along the processing chain to generate standard orthophoto products and further spatial analyses for field trials and practical applications.
Dr. Martin Weis, Markus Strathmann, Robin Maier, Christian Bauer