17th AIAI 2021, 25 - 27 June 2021, Greece

Self-supervised approach for Urban Tree Recognition on Aerial Images

Lakshmi Babu Saheer, Mohamed Shahawy


  In the light of Artificial Intelligence aiding modern society in tackling climate change, this research looks at how to detect vegetation from aerial view images using deep learning models. This task is part of a proposed larger framework to build an eco-system to monitor air quality and the related factors like weather, transport, and vegetation, as the number of trees for any urban city in the world. The challenge involves building or adapting the tree recognition models to a new city with minimum or no labeled data. This paper explores self-supervised approaches to this problem and comes up with a system with 0.89 mean average precision on the Google Earth images for Cambridge city.  

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