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Photo Documentation    
Photos are assigned to the individual response sections. The user can call them up as an additional source of information to the common alphanumeric data. Aerial photos that completely display the coast, as well as detailed photos of areas of interest taken from the ground, are saved.
The photo documentation is an integral part of the VPS.system software and is also organised by the database.

 
All photos of the photo documentation are linked with the Coastal and Response Sections.
The photos taken from the ground have coordinates added so that a 'one click link' from photo documentation into the GIS is possible.

In the GIS the photos are shown by the MapTipps amongst others:
The 13,742(!) aerial photos, taken of the German North and Baltic Sea coasts, are an all-embracing information source which enables the trained user to make statements about the coastal structure, to locate access possibilities from land and sea, sensitivities associated with coastal sections and implications for possible response strategies:

 
The aerial photos are supplemented by about 5,000 photos taken from the ground that show the typical coastal structures or response-relevant features:

 
The aerial photos are overlapping and therefore the individual pictures can be displayed like a video of the coast section to give the user a quick overview about the structure of the affected coastal section.

Because the actual coast kilometerage is displayed in the video, a concurrent use of the database, GIS, photo documentation and video is possible and useful, to obtain a maximum amount of information from VPS.System.

The following sample animation shows a complete roundtrip around Helgoland island.