Photo-interpretation for the Objection to the Forest Maps
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.
Do you need Photo Interpretation for the Forest Maps Objection?
What else is necessary to support my positions in the relevant Commission?
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?
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?
By when can I submit the Photogrammetry Study or other information?
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?
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.
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.