The management of habitat, and wildlife often requires gathering data and assessing conditions throughout a vast and remote landscape. Using digital cameras and GPS data, geotagged imagery can be used to collect and analyze a huge body of data in an efficient and cost effective manner. Working with a number of conservation and land management groups, I have located and documented sensitive habitat over vast areas, surveyed migrating populations of trumpeter swans, identified prohibited land uses in wilderness areas, monitored forest health and land use dynamics
A slow-flying aircraft and digital cameras provide a cost effective and reproducable survey methodology which requires no additional observers.
Photo by Moe Witschard