Cross-Regional Oil Palm Tree Detection

Wenzhao Wu, Juepeng Zheng, Haohuan Fu, Weijia Li, Le Yu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2020, pp. 56-57


As oil palm has become one of the most rapidly expanding tropical crops in the world, detecting and counting oil palms have received considerable attention. Although deep learning has been widely applied to remote sensing image processing including tree crown detection, the large size and the variety of the data make it extremely difficult for cross-regional and large-scale scenarios. In this paper, we propose a cross-regional oil palm tree detection (CROPTD) method. CROPTD contains a local domain discriminator and a global domain discriminator, both of which are generated by adversarial learning. Additionally, since the local alignment does not take full advantages of its transferability information, we improve the local module with the local attention mechanism, taking more attention on more transferable regions. We evaluate our CROPTD on two large-scale high-resolution satellite images located in Peninsular Malaysia. CROPTD improves the detection accuracy by 8.69% in terms of average F1-score compared with the Baseline method (Faster R-CNN) and performs 4.99-2.21% better than other two state-of-the-art domain adaptive object detection approaches. Experimental results demonstrate the great potential of our CROPTD for large-scale, cross-regional oil palm tree detection, guaranteeing a high detection accuracy as well as saving the manual annotation efforts. Our training and validation dataset are available on

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author = {Wu, Wenzhao and Zheng, Juepeng and Fu, Haohuan and Li, Weijia and Yu, Le},
title = {Cross-Regional Oil Palm Tree Detection},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2020}