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



The Kalmthoutse Heide is a nature reserve situated north of Kalmthout, in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. It is part of the Cross-Border Nature Park De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Kalmthoutse Heide is managed by the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest and consists of wet and dry heathlands, inland dunes, forests and moorland pools. In this area, there is particular interest in monitoring the encroachment of the heathlands by Molinia caerulea and Campylopus introflexus.

Data were collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) with a Gatewing X100 drone in 2015 and 2016 (8 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 coverage17-Jul-2015 - 5-Feb-2016
Date of data production17-Jul-2015 - 5-Feb-2016
Geographical coverageKalmthoutse Heide in Flanders, Belgium


  • image processing

Free keywords

  • RPAS
  • drone
  • remote sensing

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature
  • Data & infrastructure

Geographic list

  • Antwerp

Thematic list

  • Heathland and peat moor


  • Natura 2000
  • management monitoring

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