3D Terrain Mapping

We excel in 3D terrain mapping. We supply a full range of digital elevation model products, such as DEMs, DSMs and DTMs, at medium to very-high resolution. These are available off-the-shelf or custom-made and suit all budgets and accuracy requirements.

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Reduce risk, improve safety and lower costs

Our in-house 3D mapping technology and expertise enables the rapid creation of digital terrain elevation models. We use satellite imagery with the highest possible sub-pixel precision and accuracy to generate superb results in some of the most remote and inaccessible regions around the world.

Our technology reduces the cost of surveys versus traditional aerial and ground approaches, while also speeding up the evaluation and planning of complex operations and projects before boots hit the ground – reducing risk, improving safety and lowering costs.

Applications

Whether it’s off the shelf or custom-made terrain data, we’ve delivered products and services globally to help over 30 clients with their operations and projects – from updating topographic maps to monitoring mining stockpiles.

Off-the-shelf Global Coverage

Off-the-shelf Global Coverage

  • 2.5/5m Digital Elevation Grid
  • Global coverage (Acquisition dates - 2007 – 2011)
  • Instantly available
  • Cost Effective
  • Custom-made high-resolution

    Custom-made high-resolution

  • 1-3m Digital Elevation Grids
  • Targeted Coverage (at the highest possible resolutions from latest up-to-date satellite imagery)
  • 0.5 - 3m grid spacing
  • Fast turn-arounds (from a few hours to a few days)
  • Highly accurate and Superior Quality
  • Cost Effective and consistent
  • Plan Pipelines

    Plan Pipelines

    • Efficiently plan oil & gas pipelines, energy powerlines or transport corridors in remote, hazardous environments and over vast distances.
    • Analyse elevations, gradients and terrain ruggedness to determine the most economical route.
    • Determine proximity risk to social and environmental factors by using our smart landcover and human-settlement mapping algorithms.

    Measure Volumes

    Measure Volumes

    • Estimate earth working volumes such as mining stockpiles, wastepiles, pits and quarry excavations or calculate cut and fill for large construction projects.
    • Gain insight into the current site situation and areas of potential slope failure
    • Faster and safer than traditional surveying

    Assess Flood Risk

    Assess Flood Risk

    • Use the most up-to-date DEMs, DSMs or DTMs to model the impact of rising flood water levels.
    • See which areas are most at risk to flash flooding or long term sea-level rise.
    • Inform decisions for flood mitigation measures or avoidance zones with detailed and timely terrain elevation data

    Select Sites

    Select Sites

    • Assess the lie-of-the-land to aid rapid and efficient site selection.
    • Find the optimum locations for placing major facilities such as oil & gas well pads and drilling sites or central processing facilities.
    • Support Pre-FEED and FEED due diligence, prior to putting boots on the ground, significantly reducing HSE exposure.

    Map Drainage and Model Outflow

    Map Drainage and Model Outflow

    • Map the natural watersheds and drainage patterns of the landscape.
    • Model how and where water, oil leaks or chemical spills will flow into the surrounding environment and watersheds.
    • Perform risk and crisis scenarios modelling for mining tailings dams or hydro-elecrtic dam projects.

    Assess Visual Impact

    Assess Visual Impact

    • Perform line-of-sight and view-shed analyses for windfarms, solar projects and any large infrastructure
    • Model the visual impact of proposed construction projects on their neighbours and surrounding environment.



    Core Products

    Off-the-shelf Global Coverage

    2.5/5m Digital Elevation Grid

    • On demand global coverage
    • Medium resolution (5m)
    • Global coverage
    • Archive data (2007 – 2011)
    • Instant availability (off the shelf)
    • Low Cost

    Custom-made high-resolution Local Coverage

    0.5m – 3m Digital Elevation Grids

    • On-demand focused coverage
    • High-resolution (0.5m – 3m)
    • Local coverage
    • New, current data
    • To order: fast-turnaround
    • Cost effective premium

    3D topographic mapping

    • High precision, high accuracy products reveal even the subtlest terrain details while ensuring survey-grade quality.
    • Delivery formats include digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), 2.5D elevation grids, contours and full true 3D point cloud and meshes.

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