Use of UAVs for fauna detection as support of hunting census. REDIAM

R. Prieto Molina, E. Méndez, J.J. Vales, I. Pino, I.R. Carpintero, L. Granado, G. Montoya, F. Giménez de Azcárate, F. Cáceres, J.M. Moreira

Abstract

The following paper details the methodology for analyzing the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as suitable observation platforms for obtaining thermal images of hunting areas, and for the estimation of number of individuals for these populations (fauna, in this case deer). Due to limitations detected in the initial information, some of the work stages are alternative approaches to an optimal process. On this basis, specific technical flight requirements are proposed in order to carry out a more appropriate analysis.


Keywords

Census; Fauna; Remote sensing; UAV; GSD; GNSS; GPS; INS; Environmental Information Network of Andalusia (REDIAM).

Full Text:

PDF

References

KISSELL, R.E., TAPPE, P.A. & GREGORY, S.K. 2004. Assessment of population estimators using aerial thermal infrarred Videography data. Lakeside Farms, Wingmead Farms, Inc. and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

NAUGLE, D.E; JENKS, J.A. & KERNOHAN, B.J, 1996. Use of thermal infrared sensing to estimate density of white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 24 (1), 37-43.

WILDE, R.H. & TROTTER, C.M. 1999. Detection of Himalayan thar using a thermal infrared camera. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

ZARCO, P.J. Creación de Algoritmo para búsqueda automática de avutardas usando imágenes adquiridas en los vuelos realizados en 2011 y 2012. Informe de prestación de servicio. Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio. European Project

Abstract Views

3774
Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM




 

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Universitat Politècnica de València

Official Journal of the Spanish Association of Remote Sensing

e-ISSN: 1988-8740    ISSN: 1133-0953           https://doi.org/10.4995/raet