Training course: Using Aerial Photos for Desk Based Research

Aerial photographs provide brilliant opportunities for non-intrusive landscape and site survey.

This practical one-day course will help you to confidently access and use aerial imagery as an initial assessment for desk based research. Through practical guidance and hands-on sessions
this course will cover the following topics:

  • Selecting your aerial images, using the archives, including online resources
  • Interpretation, perception and stereoscopic viewing
  • Discussion and analysis of contrasting environments from the air, and the effect of erosion and
    differing soils and geologies on what we see and how we interpret the photos, using contrasting
  • Dealing with a planning scenario – comparing different photographs and LiDAR data and their
    assistance in the interpretation

You’ll use your own laptop for the course, ensuring that you are fully ready to apply the skills you’ve

Rebecca Bennett of Pushing the Sensors is putting on this course for BACAS members at a special rate.

Dates: either Saturday 9th June or Saturday 8th September
9.30-16.00 (arrive at 9 for a prompt 9.30 start)
Course cost:  £40

Course Information Sheet: Aerial Photography Course Info

Location:  Lilliput Farm, Hall Lane, Lower Hamswell, Bath (detailed directions will be sent upon booking)

Details of how to book are available here. (Members only. To request your login name and password, please send an email to