Aerial Cactus Identification

July, 2019, Kaggle

Aerial Cactus Identification Competition to Determine whether an image contains a columnar cactus.I Reached Top 13% (i.e 149) Rank in Private LeaderBoard here is my code.

To assess the impact of climate change on Earth’s flora and fauna, it is vital to quantify how human activities such as logging, mining, and agriculture are impacting our protected natural areas. Researchers in Mexico have created the VIGIA project, which aims to build a system for autonomous surveillance of protected areas. A first step in such an effort is the ability to recognize the vegetation inside the protected areas. In this competition, my tasked with creation of an algorithm that can identify a specific type of cactus in aerial imagery.