Penrith Lakes | Southern Wetlands


Southern Wetlands Pointcloud

Client: Penrith Lakes Development Cooperation

Project: Southern Wetlands

Location: Castlereagh Street, Castlereagh, NSW

Scope

DTM and Orthomosaic of the southern wetlands. An area approximately 80ha in size. Ground Control Points (GCP's) required for Geo-referencing. Completed in 1 day, including ground control point placement.

Background

The Penrith Lakes Development Cooperation contacted Terratest Aero to produce a DTM to assist in the volume measurements for the Southern Wetlands, an area roughly 80ha in size. A traditional survey was not possible due to the quicksand like soils that are in the area. An aerial survey was the safest option.

Equipment

Due to availability the Phantom 4 pro with its 20MP camera was utilized to collect the 2500+ photographs used to create the terrain model. The multi-rotor platform is better suited to the smaller construction projects however it was able to cover around 15-20ha per flight making it quite versatile for larger sites.

Challenges

Some sites were inaccessible due to the quicksand like soils. The thick vegetation proved challenging in some locations creating some noise in the terrain model. The conditions on the day were partly cloudy, resulting in lighting variations. Cloud cover is always a challenge in photography based modeling, however the Orthomosaic was able to blend the different lighting when processing the model.

For more information about our services, or if your looking to get aerial data from your site, please contact us.

1300 884 198 | info@terratest.com.au

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