GIS Drones were permitted to conduct a Bathymetric Survey Demo by The ELS Club, Dubai, for the lakes inside the golf course.
GIS Drones team visited the club in January 2021 for the demo. The on-site data collection commenced on the same day.
DJI M600 Pro with Echosounder ECT400 was used for Bathymetric Survey. All horizontal coordinates were referenced to WGS 84 UTM 40N.
The location of the Survey Area is shown on Google Earth below. The KML of the lake was created using Google Earth Imagery. The total area of the lake is 1.39 Hectares.
The Proposed Solution
Before the survey, GIS Drones carried out a safety briefing for the survey personnel. And after that, the project began.
We had the following piece of equipment at our disposal.
Drones for Survey & Measurement
DJI M600 Pro
2. Data Capture
3. Data Processing – Bathymetric
Results and Data Representation
The entire survey revealed the exact depth of the lake, as can be seen in the following results:
The alternative was to conduct a manual survey, which would’ve taken weeks, and the data wouldn’t have been accurate.
Not to mention the manpower required for such a huge survey. The cost of operation, the post-processing time, and the data output limitations. With Drones, we avoided all of that.
We were able to provide the following benefits to our clients:
The project was completed in record time and with accurate data, thanks to the industry-grade drones and sensors that the GIS Drones team had on-site.
It shows how powerful drones are and what they are capable of in different lines of business.
If this survey had been conducted manually, it would’ve taken up to a week, and a lot more manpower would have been needed.
But the GIS Drones team could complete it in a day and with minimum manpower, no risk of injury, and low cost compared to traditional means.
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