NatureScot Commissioned Report 767 - Trial mapping of upland Annex I and EUNIS habitats using stereo colour near-infrared aerial imagery
False colour infrared (CIR) stereo aerial imagery interpretation with supporting fieldwork has been used in Sweden to map unsurveyed upland areas. Prior to this Scottish trial in 2014, the method hadn’t been used in the UK. We were keen to see if it could support our production of the Habitat Map of Scotland.
This report describes how the CIR stereo method was used to map 5 square kilometres of Glenfeshie, and sets out the potential value and drawbacks of the method. The scope to use stereo aerial imagery to map upland habitats is considerable and the report recommends a full-scale pilot study, in part to clarify technical requirements.
Publication 2017 - NatureScot Commissioned Report 767 - Trial mapping of upland Annex I and EUNIS habitats using stereo colour near-infrared aerial imagery
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