Multi-scale 3D Data Acquisition of Maize

  • Weiliang Wen
  • Xinyu GuoEmail author
  • Xianju Lu
  • Yongjian Wang
  • Zetao Yu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 545)


In recent years, three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition and model reconstruction of plants have been developed as a hot topic of plant scientific researches. However, the morphological structure of plants is very complex and it is hard to describe the details. The data acquisition approaches are diverse for different parts of plants. This study introduces the data acquisition methods of different scales of maize. The grain, leaf and ear, individual plant and maize colony represents the target models for different scales. 3D data acquisition instruments are used to acquire the morphometric of each target. It is found that the organ scale is the simplest to obtain and process. The smallest grain needs high-resolution scanner to acquire the morphological details, while the plant canopy is the hardest one for point cloud process and modeling. The data and reconstructed models are oriented to digital plant, phenotyping analysis, FSPMs research, and popular science education application.


Maize Three-dimensional scanning Three-dimensional point cloud Phenotypic 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31601215), the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing Municipality (4162028), the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Youth Research Fund (QNJJ201625), and the Scientific and Technological Innovation Team of Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (JNKYT201604).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiliang Wen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinyu Guo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xianju Lu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yongjian Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zetao Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Research Center for Information Technology in AgricultureBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Key Lab of Digital PlantBeijingChina

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