In late 2018, the Bududa region in Eastern Uganda experienced torrential rain for a number of days. The area falls just outside of Mount Elgon National Park on the Kenyan border and is characterized by its extinct volcanic crater, dense tropical rain forest and very intensive agricultural activities on steep slopes. Given the high saturation of the soil and large mass of water, landslides where experienced in the area, causing major damage to property. Already saturated mud f
3DroneMapping has been testing a PPK system for the past year. The point of PPK (or Post Processing Kinematic) is not just to improve internal photogrammetric model orientations, but also is general recognised as a way of undertaking full-scale surveys at the same accuracy but without having to place time-consuming ground control points. 3DroneMapping setup a calibration site to test the claims made by manufacturers and ultimately for our own quality assurance that what we pu
Gorongosa National Park is a 4000 square kilometer nature reserve in central Mozambique. In the 1950s it boasted some of the greatest animal densities in Africa, with over 500 bird species, abundant carnivore populations, as well as reptiles. The park originally began as a hunting reserve in the 1920's and became a popular destination very quickly. A camp was built in 1940 for administration and tourists but had to be abandoned in 1942 due to flooding. This remaining structur
3DroneMapping was recently invited to map a newly constructed waste disposal site in Western Uganda, near the shores of Lake Albert. This area is soon to be developed into a major oil drilling location with many proposals out for mining operations. having suitable waste disposal sites is very important environmentally to safely treat all contaminated materials from the mining process. The site extends 100ha and ground control was placed in relation to existing survey systems.
3DroneMapping was approached to assist in a topographic and bathymetric survey of 2000ha in Northern Zanzibar . This semi-autonomous island lies off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. The land has been provisioned for development of various resorts, marina, airfield and golf course and is the biggest Zanzibar has seen with many investors and shareholders throughout the world. Site identification and Control The cadastral extents of the site had previously been surveyed by