WinSCANOPY: Canopy Structure and Solar Radiation Analysis
Image Analysis for Plant Science
Regent Instruments Inc. since 1991




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WinSCANOPY is a digital image analyser for canopy and solar radiations analysis which measures leaf area index (LAI), gap fraction, canopy openness, site factors, NDVI and much more. It works from hemispherical images taken by a digital camera and a fisheye lens or from cover images with a narrower view angle. It is available as software alone or complete system offered in different versions ranging from low cost, compact to high precision and full-featured. It can be used in the laboratory, at remote locations or in the field on ultra-portable computers which have a Windows operating system.



A WinSCANOPY turn-key system is made of:

  1. Image acquisition hardware which consists of a camera with calibrated fisheye lens and optional accessories (self-leveling mount and remote control).
  2. Computer software programs which consist of WinSCANOPY (Mini, Reg or Pro) for hemispherical and cover image analysis and XLScanopy for data visualization.