This dataset contains UAV multispectral imagery collected as part of a field trial to test the Uncrewed Aerial System to be used for the TERN Drone project. The UAS platform is DJI Matrice 300 RTK with 2 sensors: Zenmuse P1 (35 mm) RGB mapping camera and Micasense RedEdge-MX (5-band multispectral sensor). P1 imagery were geo-referenced using the onboard GNSS in M300 and the D-RTK 2 Mobile Station. P1 Camera positions were post-processed using AUSPOS
. The flights took place between 14:58 and 03:08 at a height of 80m with a flying speed set to 5 m/s. Forward and side overlaps of photographs were set to 80%.
Micasense multispectral sensor positions were interpolated using P1, following which a standard workflow was followed in Agisoft Metashape to generate this orthomosaic (resolution 5 cm). Reflectance calibration was performed using captures of the MicaSense Calibration Panel taken before the flight. The orthomosaic raster has the relative reflectance (no unit) for the 5 bands (B, G, R, RedEdge, NIR). This cloud optimised (COG) GeoTIFF was created using rio command line interface. The coordinate reference system of the COG is EPSG 7855 - GDA2020 MGA Zone 55.
In the raw data RedEdge-MX image file suffixes correspond to bands like so - 1: Blue, 2: Green, 3: Red, 4: NIR, 5: Red Edge. However, in the processed Orthomoasic GeoTIFF, the bands are ordered in the wavelength order (Blue, Green, Red, Red Edge, NIR).
Raw data was collected using the Zenmuse P1 RGB mapping camera in a DJI M300 RTK UAS platform. The images were processed in Agisoft Metashape. D-RTK coordinates collected in the field were post-processed using AUSPOS. The updated coordinate was used to shift the camera positions of the P1 camera and inteprolate those of Micasense prior to processing the imagery in Agisoft Metashape.
A multispectral orthomosaic with relative reflectance in the 5 bands (B, G, R, RedEdge, NIR) of resolution 5 cm was generated and rio command line interface used to create this Cloud optimised GeoTIFF.
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This work was funded by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), an Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project. Data was collected and processed by the Department of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania.
The main purpose of collecting this data was to test and establish data processing protocols for the M300 RTK system. The onboard GNSS system enables direct georeferencing, and potentially removes the need for ground control points. The purpose of generating this orthomosaic data product was to test the data upload capacity with TERN Data Services team.