Aerial Photo Interpretation

DBRC can map and interpret habitats from aerial photos using QGIS/Mapinfo GIS

We are licensed through Devon County Council and Natural England to use 1998, 2003, 2006/7, 2010 and 2015 aerial photos for Devon as well as the Bluesky 2017 aerial photo dataset.

Aerial photo interpretation can be used to gather information over a large project area, however the resolution of the data gathered will be lower than an on the ground survey. It also can act as a good first filter in longer term projects. If you believe that API may be suitable for your project, you can contact us for further information.


Examples of some of our previous projects include:

  • Natural England – South West NBN habitat inventories
  • Devon Wildlife Trust – Parish Audit Maps
  • Cannock Chase SAC – Footpath Extent Assessment Project – Cannock Chase SAC
An example of a previous DBRC project mapping changes in path width over the preceding decade. The top left image shows the level of precision we can work to with aerial photos.