A road mobile mapping device for supervised classification of amphibians on roads

We present the classification results of a supervised algorithm of road images containing amphibians. We used a prototype of a mobile mapping system composed of a scanning system attached to a traction vehicle capable of recording road surface images at speed up to 30 km/h. We tested the algorithm in three test situations (two control and one real): with plastic models of amphibians; with dead specimens of amphibians; and with real specimens of amphibians in a road survey. The classification results of the algorithm changed among tests, but in any case, it was able to detect more than 80% of the amphibians (more than 90% in control tests). Leer más.