Aerial imagery provides conservation communities and land trusts with the right tools to take care of their lands. It's a unique and inexpensive way to monitor preserves and meet any easement requirements. The high-resolution images are extremely useful for reporting purposes, and can even be scheduled to provide annual, standardized views and reports to explain and show on-the-ground conditions, changes, tree falls, new trails and boundary intrusions.
High-resolution imagery addresses the many needs of public agencies at every level of government, from municipal and county to state and federal. Whether you're working with or representing the Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, a state's Department of Natural Resources or local community zoning board, aerial images are the way to accurately measure, monitor and document compliance, reporting and regulatory needs. These can range from wetland mitigation to urban forest tree assessments to permitting processes, such as those for land development and stormwater management. Aerial imagery also helps to monitor health and safety conditions for flooding, levees, coastal erosion, algae blooms and water quality, including spread of contamination, in lakes and rivers.
County and state highway, railroad and transmission line right-of-way (ROW) owners rely on aerial imagery as a way to monitor large areas and provide a detailed report of maintenance needs. Erosion control, invasive species removal and ROW upkeep can be monitored at any time of the year to provide a detailed, annual report without having to physically walk the land.
Very high-resolution images and upgraded topographic mapping capabilities of this technology will facilitate an accurate design process for land development communities. AES also offers our partners and collaborators an economic way to use high-resolution imaging and topographic mapping to facilitate accurate designs.
Land disputes or boundary claims? Easily resolved with detailed aerial photographs, which AES can import and superimpose property plats to show boundaries. Having this type of documentation is extremely valuable for land owners, real estate firms, legal firms, ranches and property management firms, who will all benefit from aerial images of their land holdings.
Keep your surrounding lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands healthy with aerial imaging technology, which allows for detection, mapping and monitoring of water resources. Many coastal areas are dominated by invasive species and algae blooms, while erosion and threats of pollutants may further disturb watershed areas and water quality. Aerial imagery is able to pinpoint any problem areas, identifying concerns such as bank erosion and impairment measurements, riparian buffers and floodplains, aquatic vegetation and critical habitat areas.
Carbon project proponents in forests, grasslands, rangelands and wetlands now have the technology to document and measure existing and future conditions on carbon projects, which is essential for project development and design plans. The images provided documentation necessary, especially in terms of aboveground standing vegetation and plant and crop residues, to properly determine the acreage of restoration treatment needed for the project.