Geology

Geology

We offer geologists the following services to further complement their expertise:

  • Volume calculations for landslides or rockfalls, depending on the availability of a relatively accurate data model of the original situation.
  • Models of inaccessible rock faces.
  • Photos and videos of hazardous or impassable areas.
  • Creation of concentrated, highly accurate digital terrain models (between 5-200 ha.) suitable for generating rockfall simulations.

In addition to photogrammetry, we can also deploy laser scanners during flights over these smaller areas.

Rock Glacier

For the past 10 years, we have been involved in the observation (including the use of UAV imagery since 2016) of the Lazaun rock glacier. These imaging techniques allow for easy identification of the creeping motion of this permafrost phenomenon.

Rock Face

Our goal here was to photogrammetrically capture this slope. The fresh layer of thick vegetation made this nigh on impossible. As such, we focused on the barely traversable cliff face portion and successfully carried out an automated flight of the area by using an inclined camera, a process completely programmed by our 3D flight planning software.

Using this data, a 3D model of the zone could be calculated which could then be further used by geologist Dr Renato Zago (Bozen) as a basis for his own valutations and calculations.

Rock fall area

This flight over a rock fall area featuring over 1,000 m of variation in altitude represented an ideal test project for our then brand new copter.

Landslide

Survey of a landslide during the study phase for delineating a new extraction site.