communities surveyed and identified according to the National Vegetation
Classification (UK), CORINE or Phase 1 habitat survey
vegetation analysis and mapping using the latest GIS software
Constraint Analysis and post development monitoring.
audit including LBAP audit
This allows satellite and aerial photography or design schematics to
be draped over three-dimensional maps, then viewed from various angles
for landscape evaluations.
Example of a rectified air photograph
A square 1: 10,000 air photograph with edges of about 2.5km is stretched
to conform to the topography by the orthorectification process. The central
area is cropped and used as a tile in Arc View or other GIS. The resulting
images are accurate to within 7 metres, allowing LBAP habitats to be mapped
directly from the rectified coverage, whereas interpretation errors without
orthorectification can exceed 150 metres.
Example of a digitised NVC map
Example of a large scale upland NVC survey using rectified
Recent projects include:
Monitoring: Design of sampling schemes for upland and peatland sites
- a report to SNH
of more than 7000km2 of NVC, Phase1, LBAP and other data at 1:10000
base scale throughout Scotland
and species audit for Loch Lomond and Stirling Council areas
Action Plan Lead Partner database analysis for The Scottish Executive
and ecological surveys of Scottish Power's overhead line network as
part of the Rural Care Project
habitat survey and GIS mapping of the Western Isles
orthorectification and LBAP mapping of some 6,000km2 of Dumfries and
habitat mapping and management briefs for the Ancient Woodland Resource
of Stirling District.
of grasslands, heaths, coasts and mires in Orkney, Mull and Sutherland.
of NRA standard river corridor survey and river landscape assessment,
CORINE survey and analysis of bog woodlands in Scotland.
survey of the mainland and island estate of Historic Scotland with the
production of management plans and briefs for sites.
50 management plans for private developers.
surveys and production of an Urban Nature Conservation Strategy for
Stirling District Council.
mapping and production of reports for the Inverclyde section of the
Lower Clyde Valleys Project.
surveys and production of a Nature Conservation Strategy as part of
the Kilpatricks Project.
survey and report for Edinburgh Green Belt Initiative (in conjunction
with Cobham Resource Consultants).
mapping, vegetation community analysis, research proposals and Management
Plan for East Flanders Moss, Tentsmuir, Isle of May, Blawhorn Moss and
Caenlochan National Nature Reserves.