Successful project finalization in Grenada
Over the past two years, our 3D Mapping expert Mr. Stephan Landtwing supported a component of the Carribbean Climate Resilience and Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) on the island state of Grenada. This World Bank-supported project aims at measurably reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean. Part of the ground-work is the collection of high-resolution topographic and bathymetric Lidar and airborne imagery data.
Mr. Landtwing’s consulting services to the Grenadian Ministry of Agriculture included initial stakeholder workshops, the compilation of technical specifications and support for the procurement process. Later, he was tasked with quality assurance and quality control during the eight-month execution phase of the data collection and data production. He also helped the local stakeholders integrate the new high-quality digital data into their workflows and process environments.
The most relevant natural hazard risks on Grenada involve landslides, flooding, soil erosion, tsunami impact or sea level rise. Risks and impacts of these hazards can be reliably modeled using the new Lidar-derived terrain models and aerial images, leading to a better (spatial) understanding of these risks and ultimately better protection and mitigation measures for the Grenadian communities affected by these hazards.
On June 27th 2018, the new dataset was ceremoniously handed over to the Grenadian Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Yolande Bain-Horsford. During a subsequent workshop and interview, the project leaders from the Grenadian Government and the consultant described further benefits and use cases: Vegetation analyses, infrastructure planning or even an inventory of roofs especially suited for the generation of photovoltaic energy.
The Lidar and imagery data will be made accessible for government and private-sector actors to support their daily work and decisions.
In addition to Mr. Landtwing, other BSF Swissphoto consultants are currently engaged under the DVRP projects: Our veteran photogrammetry specialist Mrs. Natalia Kudinova is preparing historical aerial imagery data of Grenada for use in modern GIS systems and Mrs. Emese Landtwing is supporting topographic and bathymetric Lidar data collection efforts on Jamaica, Haiti and St. Lucia.
We are proud of the contribution our consultants provide to these meaningful projects with their expertise and are looking forward to report further positive news from them soon.
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Visit of students of University Twente
In July 2019, ten students from the University of Twente in Enschede (Netherlands) visited BSF Swissphoto Schoenefeld close to Berlin.
08. 08. 2019
An eagle flies with us...
Two years ago we announced the purchase of the Cessna C208, a new aircraft. This year we are proud to announce two new acquisitions for the expansion of our sensor fleet.
12. 03. 2019
Explora topic "Fascinating bird's eye view"
As part of the Explora series at ETH Zurich, our colleague Stephan Landtwing was interviewed on the topic "Fascinating bird's eye view - aerial photographs and their scientific importance" (Explora, ETH Zurich).
18. 01. 2019
BSF Swissphoto at Intergeo in Frankfurt a.M.
Intergeo 2018 opened its gates from October 16th to 18th 2018 in the new exhibition halls at the Messe Frankfurt.
26. 10. 2018
Successful spring flying season!
We are looking back on a very successful spring flying season in 2018: by the end of May, 560 flight hours had been completed in 7 different countries for image and laser flights.
14. 06. 2018
Augmenting flight safety
with our airport and heliport obstacle surveys - worldwide!
05. 03. 2018