National Trust maps the changes

The National Trust has aerially photo-mapped 9000 square kilometres of its UK properties and regions. The data, captured by digital map firm Getmapping, is taken from two datasets, and will be used for both management and display purposes.

The National Trust has aerially photo-mapped 9000 square kilometres of its UK properties and regions. The data, captured by digital map firm Getmapping, is taken from two datasets, and will be used for both management and display purposes.

“The images will show changes that have occurred since 2000, allowing clearer visualisation of footfall damage and changes to flora that would only show up in ground surveys,” says Mike Renow-Clarke, senior land and property data officer, at the National Trust. “It will allow the Trust to take preventative measures to slow or change footfall in popular and remote areas.”

The imagery will become a useful tool to help monitor any change that is occurring and make better use of staff involved in management of their 240,000-hectare estate, Renow-Clarke adds.

The images will also show the grounds and views of properties that the employees may not have had the chance to see before. They will accessed via the National Trust intranet GIS (geographic information system) Browser mapping system.

National Trust Members will also get to see the imagery, as it will be used for the promotion and advertising of properties and walks that the members can visit and explore. Posters and information flyers will contain vertical images of the properties showing the grounds and walks that can be followed.

Further information:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
www.getmapping.com

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