Geokosmos surveys Vietnam using LiDAR

Geokosmos surveys Vietnam using LiDAR

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Moscow, Russia, August 23, 2007: Geokosmos successfully carried out LiDAR surveying in Vietnam expanding the geography of their projects to a new region –Asia Pacific. The project was aimed at acquiring accurate, up-to-date geospatial data on Vietnamese southern regions.

Geokosmos specialists surveyed the Mekong Delta using ALTM 3100 (Optech Inc.,Canada), LiDAR system, with the integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU), manufactured by SAGEM, France. The total territory of airborne survey comprised 2100 square km. Airborne laser scanning was conducted at the height of 1500 m with high density of laser points, 2 points per 1 sq.m. Geokosmos provided the customer with preprocessed data for interpretation and further processing of the data. The Vietnamese specialists also received Geokosmos’ in-house software product called Geokosmos 3D Modeler.

The data provided by Geokosmos will serve as an effective tool for flood and natural resources monitoring and will help effectively solve a lot of vital tasks. Based on the acquired data Vietnamese specialists will be able to create a digital terrain model of the Mekong Delta. Having in mind the annual precipitation index and using DTM Vietnamese scientists will be able to model river flood dynamics and thus, forecast flood consequences.