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County, city partner in aerial imagery project

Canada: The City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie are ready to kick off their fourth partnership in collecting detailed aerial images of the region. The two have been teaming up since 2002 to obtain the high-definition pictures, which assist with urban and rural planning, construction and assessment.

A crew from AECOM in Edmonton will take detailed 10-cm and 40-cm aerial imagery of urban and rural areas. The project will also actively use LiDAR technology. The city and county co-ordinate on the project once every four years to capture updated images that reflect changes in topography, infrastructure and environment.

The city and county have split the cost of the project tender at $90,995 and $156,800, respectively, with the goal of completing the work before the onset of summer. Funding for this project was set aside a number of years ago, during capital budget deliberations for 2012 to 2014. The towns of Beaverlodge, Wembley and Sexsmith and the Village of Hythe have also been invited to partner the project at a cost of $28,000 altogether.

Source: Daily Herald Tribune