Digital orthophoto Netherlands

Up-to-date aerial images for the Water Authority of the Netherlands


In Europe, the Netherlands and Denmark are considered leaders in the field of national spatial data infrastructure. Every year, the Dutch territory is covered completely by aerial images, some with a resolution of 5 cm.

In 2015, BSF Swissphoto, together with its partners Getmapping and Miramap, was commissioned by the Dutch Water Authority - Het Watershapshuis - to capture aerial images with a resolution of 10 cm for the municipalities of Overeenkomst and Schaduwovereenkmomst. In the frame of the project 7'237 km2 were surveyed with a digital camera between March and April. On the basis of these aerial images an orthophoto was generated.

Also in 2016 and 2017 BSF Swissphoto and its partners were privileged to carry out these flights for Watershapshuis. Highly accurate and up-to-date geodata play an important role in Holland with its flat topography, location by the sea and high population density in order to monitor and document climate-related influences.

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