Project processing: T. Bauer, P. Strauss
Project promotion: Amt der NÖ Landesregierung - Abteilung Wirtschaft, Tourismus und Technologie
Soil cover is an important factor in soil hydraulics and management of arable sites. There is still a lack of reliable, subjective and timesaving methods for estimating soil cover onsite.
In a joint cooperation project between Josephinum Research and the Institute of Land and Water Management Research a method for soil cover estimation out of images is developed.
Focus of this joint project is to develop a subjective algorithm for soil cover estimation based on a training dataset. The validation and implementation of this algorithm into an Android-App, as a web interface and standalone program are the main tasks within this project.
Riegler, P., Prankl, J., Bauer, T., Strauss, P., Prankl, H., 2016. An Integrated Image Analysis System for the Estimation of Soil Cover. CIGR-AGEng Conf. Proc. 421, 1–8.