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An engineering firm conducting a storm water management study for BCIT used RPAS Hub expertise to collect data for a storm water run-off model.

To assist Stantec engineers, Eric Saczuk flew a DJI Inspire 2 RPAS with a Zenmuse X4S RGB camera over the Burnaby campus to capture data for a full 3D model, including digital surface and terrain components. The data are also available to other researchers at BCIT and have already been used for an NSERC-funded project headed by Dr. Fitsum Tariku, Canadian Research Chair in Advanced Building Systems.

In a secondary component to this photogrammetric capture, industry partner UAviation acquired a complete set of LiDAR data for the entire Burnaby campus. RPAS Hub member Sean Galway is preparing these data for use in instructional materials.

Photogrammetric map of BCIT campus
Digital surface model of BCIT campus / Image credit: Eric Saczuk