This website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.

Earth Day 2020 - Aerial photo of the month

Fifty years ago UNESCO established Earth Day to raise awareness of environmental pollution, overconsumption, and value of the natural resources of the world. Hansa Luftbild has taken this occasion to commence its “aerial photo of the month” series in which we will show and comment on faces of the earth.

Airport Lyon

This year’s Earth Day has focused on the bee as a small but indispensable insect. The relevance of this focus is obvious in the documented enormous reduction in insect numbers; as witnessed by motorists in the diminished number of dead insects to be found on windshields. In some regions there has been a reduction in insect numbers of up to 80 per cent.

Our photo of the month for April shows the terminal of Lyon airport, which is named after the author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and situated in southern France. In the vertical perspective the building resembles a winged insect or a bird. At the bottom of the photos is the airport train station for the TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Marseille.

Photos of these types are often requested by airport authorities to draw up or update planning criteria, to follow up changes or to make precise photogrammetric surveys of airport aprons, taxiways and runways.  Deliverable products include orthomosaics as well as compiled map data for GIS (like our ExperMaps), BIM or CAD software systems.

Our specialists can be contacted at:

  • Dr Ralf-Andreas Sembritzki Sales): E-Mail / telephone +49 (0)251 2330-235
  • Dr Jürgen Schulz (Sales): E-Mail / telephone +49 (0)251 2330-134