I'm geoscientist and drone pilot, but have recently started to improve my GIS and remote sensing skills by attending some advanced GIS courses. One of the courses requires me to complete a freely chosen capstone project to show my skills, and that's why I'm posting this:
As I'm really interested in UAVs, multispectral data, and automated classification (or feature detection) I thought automated plant detection and classification from UAV imagery might be a cool project to work on. My idea is to use multispectral drone imagery (e.g. taken with a MicaSense RedEdge or similar camera) of one or multiple plantations and try to develop a workflow in ArcGIS that automatically identifies individual trees/bush/plants (whatever is growing on the plantation), counts them, and classifies them by their health. This is certainly nothing new but a nice project to test my skills.
Problem is, I neither have a plantation nor a suitable multispectral camera.
Would somebody here be willing to provide me with some UAV multispectral imagery from plantations that I can use for my project? At the moment I don't really care where the plantation is located or what kind of plants are growing there. However, it should be something with a little bit of spacing between individual plants (hence no crop fields), and at best some of the plants are more healthy than others.