PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (9): 1467-1479.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2021.09.003

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A review on the architecture construction of remote sensing data from unmanned aerial vehicle networking

WANG Yong1(), YANG Yusen1, WANG Shibo1,2, YANG Yu1,2, ZHANG Rui1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2021-01-20 Revised:2021-07-14 Online:2021-09-28 Published:2021-09-28
  • Supported by:
    National Key Research and Development Program of China(2017YFB0503005);Key Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences(ZDRW-KT-2020-2);Tianjin Intelligent Manufacturing Project(Tianjin-IMP-2018-2)


The remote sensing data from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networking refer to the remote sensing observation data obtained under the condition of UAV networking. With the increasing complexity of the UAV networking system, the acquired remote sensing data have grown geometrically, which means that it is urgent to construct a standardized UAV networking remote sensing data management architecture matching the UAV networking technology. Unfortunately, there exists no integrated remote sensing data architecture of UAV networking globally. There is also a lack of literature to systematically introduce the architecture of remote sensing data from UAV networking. This study elaborated systematically the development history of remote sensing data from UAV networking, characteristics of the data, data definition and classification standards, acquisition and processing procedures, and different application scenarios. Finally, a preliminary proposal for the architecture construction of remote sensing data from UAV networking is presented. The results of this study may be useful for the exploration of constructing UAV networking remote sensing data architecture, and provide some references for the formulation of relevant industrial standards for UAV networking, as well as the in-depth application of UAV networking remote sensing data.

Key words: UAV networking, architecture of remote sensing data, observation data, metadata, application scenarios