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Interpretation and mapping from aerial photographs and other aerial remote sensed data

Front cover for Project Planning Note 7: Interpretation and mapping from aerial photographs and other aerial remote sensed data.

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 7

This Project Planning Note provides guidance on the planning and management of projects that involve the interpretation and mapping of archaeological landscapes using aerial photographs and other remote sensed data such as lidar (airborne laser scanning) derived images.

It provides an overview of the processes involved in production of a Project Proposal and Project Design for projects that use aerial photographs as a main source.

This Project Planning Note is particularly relevant to projects using Historic England's National Mapping Programme (NMP) methods and other projects where aerial images are a primary source, such as desk based assessments.

This Project Planning Note is intended to be read in conjunction with the MoRPHE Project Managers Guide which gives generic guidance on project management.


  • Introduction
  • Planning
  • Project execution
  • Review
  • Archive and dissemination
  • Project closure
  • Further information
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact details
  • Annexe 1: Typical products
  • Annexe 2: Typical task list
  • Annexe 3: Person specification for project expert

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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