Scientific Journal of the BirdLife Hungary

A Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület tudományos folyóirata

Ornis Hungarica. vol.19. (2011) p.141-148.

Nature conservation and ornithologi- cal applications of airborne imaging techniques using radio controlled model airplanes
Kalmár Sándor, Kovács Gyula, Faragó Sándor

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Usage of airborne images has been widely pervading in the different research pro-
grams. The high costs of the research-specific airborne imaging techniques and habitatmapping is often beyond the budget of the programs. Airborne images, made by radio controlled (r-c) model airplanes provide a perfect alternative for the environmental and biological researches. The model airplanes give the possibility for landscape mapping or count field objects, which can not be done with any other methods (or just with bigger efforts and disturbance). For example: game counting, nest counting, survey of different microhabitat patches or vegetation mapping.