Photo-interpretation for the Objection to the Forest Maps

Photo-interpretation for the Objection to the Forest Maps

The orthophotos for the crucial year of 1945 are now available, so we can immediately have a first view and inform you about the character and type of vegetation that your property had in 1945.
We then observe stereoscopically both this particular shot and other available shots such as those from 1938 and 1960, as well as more recent years for a complete longitudinal view of the property.
We proceed to prepare a documented photo interpretation study with orthophoto maps and a comparative depiction of the property over time to provide indisputable proof of the use of the land under study.

Check the areas where the forest maps will be posted in 2021

Do you need Photo Interpretation for the Forest Maps Objection?

An indispensable tool for the support and documentation of the objection – objection against the Posting of the Forest Maps, is the Aerial Photo Interpretation Study, which can technically document why the objection is actually made against the Act of Characterization posted on the Forest Maps. Primarily the 1945 and 1960’s shots are reviewed, but all other shots taken in the area are also reviewed so that any valuable evidence can be used to support the objection.

What else is necessary to support my positions in the relevant Commission?

During the process of the hearing of the case before the competent committee, it is advisable for the interested parties to have their objections supported by an experienced Technical Consultant Photointerpreter and a lawyer.
In cases where the agricultural or other use in modern times is disputed then an Autopsy by an expert is necessary to properly document the current vegetation of the site and its use. The appropriate committee will not have the flexibility and time available to conduct a site autopsy so we feel that a documented autopsy and presentation to the Committee on the day of the Appeal hearing is necessary.

What else can be submitted to the Commission?

The study looks in depth at the history of the site, also using every other possible piece of evidence.
So beyond the complete and longitudinal Photographic Interpretation Study such evidence may include:

  • old maps
  • documents proving the use of the site
  • evidence of the history of the site
  • forestry study
  • recent photographic material and appropriate presentation of this material in three dimensions
  • an autopsy report
  • historical photographic material
  • a contemporary survey showing all the above as a location
    and much more.

When can I make the objection?

Check the areas where the forest maps have been posted here, as well as the deadlines you have to file an objection.

By when can I submit the Photogrammetry Study or other information?

It is preferable to submit the Photogrammetry Study together with the objection to the relevant committee. This will give the members of the committee the opportunity to study it before the discussion – adjudication.
Of course, you can submit the Photointerpretation Study, but you can also submit any other evidence (old maps, documents proving the use of the site, an autopsy report, historical photographic material and anything else you have) at the meeting of the committee.

Can other documents be submitted after the Commission meeting?

Not only can no additional documents and evidence be submitted, but no additional material can be submitted to the next and final level of examination of the case, which is the Supreme Court.
XYZ with extensive experience in appeals against the Forest Characterization Act and given its presence in a large number of cases of forest dispute resolution in the respective committees, is able to guarantee your effective presence in the respective committee, at the level of technical support. It is very important and unfortunately ignored by a large number of owners, the fact that the presence of the interested party in the Forest Disputes Resolution Committee, only with the presence of the person concerned (often without the presence of a lawyer) and especially without the support of the case by a technical consultant Photointerpretation leads to failure, since the testimonies of the person concerned or some relatives and friends alone are not enough to substantiate his objection and most of the time are not taken into account.

The presence of the Photointerpreter’s technical consultant is able to help the committee to understand the reason for the objection in a meaningful way, both through the scientific reason that he can articulate and through the process of presenting the interpretation of the Aerial Photographs of older years, through maps and diagrams prepared by him, regarding the use and land cover of the property whose character is disputed.

Our office is fully equipped with logistical equipment that, combined with considerable twenty years of experience in the field of photo interpretation, is able to undertake any case guaranteeing its timely and correct completion.

Contact us!

Do not hesitate to call us if you want us to be directly in the field to suggest boundaries and measurements.

It is advisable to have someone with you who knows the property boundaries. It will be useful to have with you old topographic maps and anything related to the property (contracts, building permit plans, expropriation plans, classification deeds, cadastral charts, etc.). In case of a large area, wear comfortable clothes and shoes because we will have to walk on the property’s contour to find its boundaries.