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Mugga Lane: drone-based resources management - Peter Williams - 4D Surveying

Hi everyone,

Today our #3DMonday feature takes us to a drone-based resources management project in Canberra, Australia:

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The project in the words of its creator:

4D Surveying was asked to be the auditing surveyor for the quarterly volumes of the new zone cell 1 on site. As part of that survey, I was requested to do an overall flight of the whole tip site which I 3D modeled in Pix4Dmapper. 28 GCP’s were placed, 866 images calibrated (100%) with an RMS of 0.021m. This data will be used as a benchmark for further flights to be compared against.

Building on my Land Surveyor skills and experience, I specialise in Drone Surveying for large-scale mapping. I got a Pix4Dmapper with my purchase of the eBee from Sensefly and I love its ease of use and haven’t needed to try anything else.” Peter Williams, Managing Director at 4D Surveying.

Technical details :

  • Device used: eBee RTK survey mapping drone

  • Area Covered:  2.3085 km2 / 230.853 ha / 0.8918 sq. mi. / 570.745 acres

  • Image capture path: A grid pattern for longitude flight split into 3 missions (70% overlap) of 23 minutes each with a flight height of 90 m.

  • Number of images: 866 images calibrated (100%) with an RMS of 0.021m

  • Pix4D software used:  Pix4Dmapper

  • Platform used: desktop

  • GPPs: I imported the GCPS captured with the Trimble R8 GPS rover into the GCP editor.

Enjoy the project, and feel free to share your comments and your own projects!

Pix4D Team

 

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Thankyou Veronica for the post;  looks great

Regards Peter Williams 4D