UAV Sugarbeets 2015-16 Datasets

This page contains several datasets of sugar beet fields spanning over multiple weeks for two different fields. The following table gives an overview of the datasets

Field Ses. Date # of images crop size weather
A 1 May 20 45 7 cm cloudy
2 May 27 175 10 cm sunny
3 June 17 121 15 cm overcast
4 June 22 140 20 cm cloudy
B 1 May 8 99 5 cm sunny
2 June 5 95 15 cm cloudy

Field A:
For the first field (A), we recorded the datasets across four sessions using a DJI MATRICE 100 UAV. The flight altitude for each session is between 8 m to 12 m above the ground. We recorded the images using the Zenmuse X3 camera with an image resolution of 4000 × 2250 pixels having a ground sampling distance of 4 mm per pixel at a height of 10 m.

Example Images

Download: Field A (1.7GB)

Field B:
For the second field (B), we used a DJI PHANTOM 4 UAV across two sessions recorded almost one month apart. The UAV was equipped with a GoPro camera set up to take an image every second at a resolution of 3840 × 2880. The flight altitude for the two sessions varied between 10 m and 18 m above the ground having a ground sampling distance of 9 mm per pixel at 15 m height.The average plant sizes in the fields range from 5 cm to 20 cm in diameter across the crop season.

Example Images

Download: Field B (1GB)

We thank Raghav Khanna, Frank Liebisch for assisting with the data acquisition campaign and ETH Zurich Crop Science group for providing access to the fields.

Institute of Geodesy
and Geoinformation
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Bonn