Aerial Photography Interpretation

OpenSpace use aerial photography in many aspects of our work. Aerial photography has a variety of uses, such as to aid habitat surveying and mapping where it can give some indication of habitat boundaries, as well as presence of natural and man-made features. In some cases, aerial photography is used as a method of studying terrain on a site, with technologies enabling 3-dimensional viewing of areas.

Another use is for peatland restoration projects where this can aid locating ditches for proposed grip blocking or identify obvious areas in need of restoration, along with to scale measurements without the need to walk over the entire site. Using such methods increases our efficiency and can allow us to make reliable measurements of a site to aid conservation and management plans.

Aerial photography can be used for monitoring purposes where there are aerial photographs of consecutive dates available. This enables an assessment of changes in vegetation, such as assessing the location and changes in percentage cover of reedbeds for restoration, management or monitoring.

If you have any queries, please contact OpenSpace on 01228 711841 or email to discuss further how we may help you.

Updated April 2017