Our remote sensing team use data from satellites and high-resolution aerial surveys to develop models that map and quantify land use, condition and type.

Benefits of aerial surveys for land use mapping

Aerial surveys give a highly accurate picture of our clients’ most valuable business assets. Aerial surveys are accurate and repeatable, enabling our clients to monitor changes over time.

Unlike traditional surveying methods, aerial surveys map the land with minimal disturbance to people or animals and allow 100 per cent coverage, even in remote locations.

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The COVER+® tool from APEM measures the natural capital and ecosystem services of an area and presents measurable and quantifiable results. COVER+® shows not only the benefits of the land, but also its value and its possibilities for use.

COVER+® uses contemporary data, satellite imagery and expert analysis to provide the most detailed natural capital account and assessment possible. Using results from this data, we look at hotspots and deficits of natural capital and provide impartial, evidence-based advice on the most effective approaches to make the most of the land. Spatially representing results enables this to be integrated into other decision-making tools, as well as facilitating stakeholder engagement. Alongside our remote sensing and terrestrial and aquatic ecology expertise, COVER+® can help set biodiversity net gain baselines as well as working to identify the most appropriate mitigation for any development.

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