Today on 24th May 2018, a drone rapping mapping exercise will be conducted by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
A drone operator conducts a flight over an area of interest and acquires imagery (using the on-board camera) in line with the standard operational procedures. Data is uploaded into the cloud and automatically processed.
THE TRIAL SCENARIO
The scenario of Trial #1 is “a massive release of chemical agent” caused by a maintenance error. Consequently, a turncock failure results in the pump, disposing chemical waste into the reservoir which cannot be switched off. There is a rapid inflow of a significant amount of a liquid, mud-like, toxic chemical into the retention reservoir. The reservoir’s dikes are weakened after prolonged rainfall and, under great pressure, they break. This releases approximately 2,500,000 cubic metres of toxic fluid as a massive wave that floods the surrounding area in a matter of minutes. Several village and towns are in the path of the spill – initially 15 people die, and 200 people suffer from severe toxic injuries.
WHY USING DRONE RAPID MAPPING FOR THIS SCENARIO?
Drone Rapid mapping provides a very fast generation of ortophotomaps based on imagery acquired by any drone (RPAS) available to rescue. The resulting maps can be viewed and analysed in the dedicated geoportal or any GIS environment already used by Crisis Management institutions. A 3D terrain model, that can be viewed in any standard programme. It provides the practitioners with a better and more intuitive understanding of the area of interest, in this context of the flooded area, including the dikes, villages and towns.
ABOUT THE PROVIDER
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure provides mission-critical and business-critical solutions to governments and service providers. A global leader, proven innovator, and trusted partner, our software and industry expertise help improve the lives of millions of people through safer communities, better public services, and more reliable infrastructure. More information on: www.hexagonsafetyinfrastructure.com.
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