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Apply for evaluation of war aerial photographs

Already during the war years and to this day, Lower Saxony was and is still looking for ordnance from the two world wars. However, even at the present time, it must be assumed that large quantities of undetected ordnance are still present in the ground. Even after decades of storing these war burdens in the ground, the danger posed by these various weapons of war has not diminished.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service of Lower Saxony has the opportunity to carry out evaluations of war aerial photographs for you in the run-up to construction measures, which make statements about the extent to which the effects of war have been caused by air raids.

Competent authority

State Office for Geoinformation and Surveying of Lower Saxony (LGLN)

Regional Directorate Hameln-Hanover
- Explosive ordnance disposal service –
Dorfstraße 19, 30519 Hannover


There are no prerequisites.

Which documents are required?

  • Completed written application in accordance with the form provided,
  • Map material (property map 1:500 – 1:2,000 preferred) with clear marking of the area to be evaluated (maps not larger than DIN A3),
  • optional: Digital geodata (Esri Shapefile (ETRS89, EPSG 25832), kml/ kmz, ...) which contain only the requested evaluation area as a polygon.

What are the fees?

Cost (variable): from 69 to 500 €

Payment in advance: No
Description of the costs: Fee
Method of payment: Invoice
The evaluation of aerial photographs is subject to a fee in accordance with § 6 NUIG in conjunction with § 2 para. 3 NVerwKostG. If the applicant acts as a contractor for third parties, a power of attorney is required for the recognition of the obligation to pay costs.     
The costs depend on the size and complexity of the application area and amount to between €69 and €500 plus VAT per application. Cancellation free of charge is only possible if it is made in writing and the evaluation of the war aerial photographs has not yet begun.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Processing duration

Duration: 1 day to 5 months

Due to the persistently high number of applications, there may be longer processing times. Current times can be found on
If a valid evaluation is already available for the requested area, you will receive the result immediately. Otherwise, the area must be evaluated. The processing time is influenced by several factors, e.g. the number of applications still to be processed, the sizes of the requested areas, the respective number of war effects to be recorded and the number of images already available. Since the duration cannot be specified exactly due to these factors, only an expected processing time is mentioned in the confirmation of receipt.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

PDF form to
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No


Evaluation of war aerial photographs:
This is general information and therefore no legal remedy is provided.
Notice of assessment of costs:
An action against the assessment of costs may be lodged with the Court within one month of notification.
Administrative Court of Hanover,
Leonhardtstraße 15,
30175 Hannover
can be collected.

In the case of a request for administrative costs, the suspensive effect of an appeal does not apply in accordance with Section 80 (2) sentence 1 no. 1 of the Code of Administrative Court Procedure. The payment obligation therefore continues in principle.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport, Department 44


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Regionaldirektion Hameln-Hannover - Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst
Address: Dorfstraße 19, 30519 Hannover
Telephone: 0511 30245-502
Telephone: 0511 30245-503
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Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)