Our botany team is using drones to survey vertical cliffs for rare and endangered plants. Its going well and we have been able to locate and map many new populations... and even some new species!
We collect still RGB photos, and classify them manually. Ideally, we then transfer the data to ArcGIS for analysis and field ops.
One major bottleneck in data pipeline is image management and data export (and also image classification, but Iʻll save that for a different discussion). So far, we are using Adobe Lightroom which has its advantages, but there are a few features it is missing.
What we like: friendly UI, tagging plants with the ʻpeopleʻ feature, tabulation of tagged plants, easy sorting, mapping interface.
What we don't like: no collaborative cloud-sharing (while using tagging feature), difficult to get the data out! - especially if we have more than one plant tagged in a specific photo.
Does anyone have suggestions on software packages that might address these issues?