Using AI to analyze satellite image and drone Innovative experience in the field of agricultural statistics in the Sultanate of Oman

Using AI to analyze satellite image and drone Innovative experience in the field of agricultural statistics in the Sultanate of Oman

February 07, 2024

As part of the cooperation between the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology and government institutions in the field of artificial intelligence experiments, Oman Lens Company and Phoenix Company for Space and Technology implemented an experiment for the Ministry of Agricultural Resources, Fisheries and Water Resources an innovative experiment in the field of agricultural statistics using satellite and drone image analysis technology to calculate palm trees in an accurate way.

 

During the first phase of the experiment, satellite images were analyzed using algorithms that were trained to count palm trees and then use a self-driving aircraft drones to confirm the efficiency of the mechanism, and in the last stage a team was sent to do the traditional counting to verify the accuracy of the results.

 

This experiment demonstrates the efficiency of satellite analysis technology and the use of drones in agricultural statistics; the experiment is also an important step towards enhancing the effectiveness and accuracy of agricultural monitoring and evaluation processes in the Sultanate of Oman.