Land Cover

Rapid, high-resolution surveying and monitoring of rural land cover

Land Cover

When you need data on land cover over large areas of grassland, moorland, peatland or heathland, Fera has the aerial imaging resources, GIS, and remote sensing expertise to produce all the data required to support your land-management decisions.

Our fixed-wing and rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are ideally suited to collecting high-resolution imagery over large rural areas, which might be difficult, costly and time-consuming to access on the ground. Our UAVs can also be fitted with a range of sensors allowing us to capture high-resolution (2.5 - 5cm) multispectral data, ideal for detailed vegetation and land cover assessments.

We also have the GIS and remote sensing expertise to analyse and interpret both satellite and UAV imagery – producing all the data you need to support your land-management activities and interventions.

Our UAVs can provide:

  • Land cover and vegetation cover mapping.
  • Vegetation species identification.
  • Invasive species identification.
  • Vegetation health, stress and condition assessments.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Drainage mapping.
  • Landscape feature identification.


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