One of the main applications of aerial photography is the analysis of land use, both in the past and in the present.
Bluesky are able to offer a service to analyse any aerial photos and provide an intelligent GIS map layer showing land use and land cover. The resulting database is compatible with NLUD 4.4.
As an associated product we are able to offer hedge row analysis, which uses a variety of datasets, including aerial photography and colour infrared photography to map out and categorise hedgerows.
The combination of our up-to-date modern data and our historical aerial photography archive provides a powerful tool in the analysis of land use change over the years, giving a detailed perspective on the history of change in an area.