Technical term aerial photography interpretation

During the First and Second World War, Belgium was photographed tens of thousands of times from up in the air. These pictures – stored in national and international archives – are extremely valuable today. The research, localisation and interpretation of these images requires a very specific know-how. For example, our partners have developed a method to compose a 3D image from these photographs, allowing Bom-Be to identify features like bunkers and bomb craters.

The interpretation of aerial photographs is often essential for historical UXO research.

Bom-Be keeps on developing these techniques. Our digital map library is in its last stage of development. UXO experts, archaeologists, geologists or underground infrastructure managers will be the main users. Land and nature governing bodies will also be able to compare the present situation with the past, e.g. concerning the presence of old buildings, forests and other landscape elements.

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