Orthophotos and DSMs derived from RPAS flights over the nature reserve Averbode Bos & Heide in Flanders, Belgium



Averbode Bos & Heide is a nature reserve situated near the locality of Averbode, in the province of Flemish-Brabant, Flanders, Belgium. The area is managed by the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt and consists of wet and dry heathlands, inland dunes, forests and moorland pools. In the years prior to the drone flights, large stands of mostly coniferous trees were cut to enable ecological restoration of heathlands and moorland pools. The drone flight was triggered by a particular interest to monitor the effects of this restoration.

Data were collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) with a Gatewing X100 drone in 2015 and 2016 (6 flights).

The raw data were processed to Digital Surface Models and orthophotos by the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) in 2017.
Date made available17-Jun-2019
Temporal coverage28-Sep-2015 - 1-Apr-2016
Date of data production28-Sep-2015 - 1-Apr-2016
Geographical coverageAverbode Bos & Heide in Flanders, Belgium

Free keywords

  • RPAS
  • drone
  • remote sensing

Geographic list

  • Flemish Brabant


  • image processing

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature
  • Data & infrastructure

Thematic list

  • Heathland and peat moor


  • Natura 2000
  • management monitoring

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