Given an area with depressions in open area from; say all terrain vehicles driving on soft surface. The vehicles will cause parallel depressions (paths) of about 10-20 centimeters in depth and around 15-30 cms in width, with lengths varying with the robustness of the surface.
- Which remote sensing platforms would be relevant for later analysis? Quickbird, smaller drones, lidar, aerial photography?
- Are there any available procedures in tools (FME/QGIS/ESRI/other) which can be used to document the paths?
Let us for the sake of simplifying this question assume that we positively know that there are no other paths in the area, or that they have been filtered out of the imagery.
Full automation is not necessary, and probably not even possible.
This is an example of what tracks would look like.