This document describes my current workflow for open source drone mapping and object counting using WebODM (OpenDroneMap), QGIS with Deepness plugin, DotDotGoose, and YOLOv7. This document is a work in progress and is largely incomplete as of November 2023, but is published here in case someone finds it useful.
This workflow targets a medium-grade PC with the following specifications:
- 32 GB RAM
- 500 GB Hard Drive
- Windows 10 with Docker Desktop
This document is the primary output of research performed during the winter of 2023-2024. Project plan is here, and research notes are here. Many thanks to Sarah Dalrymple at RSPB for providing encouragement, domain expertise, test data, and review.