The Queensland town of Bell will be mapped using a number of different techniques as part of a new project by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute’s Queensland Young Professionals Committee (SSSIQ YPs).
The MapMyTown scheme aims to use as many available spatial and surveying technologies and methods as possible to build spatial resources and a spatial model of a town.
The organizers hope to attain 3D building models derived from laser scanner surveys, GIS network models of town utilities such as water mains and road networks and the location of permanent survey marks.
They also hope to include GNSS capture of local features and landmarks, some aerial and satellite imagery and other GIS generated mapping products.
The project will run onsite from Friday 29th October to Sunday 31st October, with time allocated for data development after the site component has been completed.
The SSSI YP feel that MapMyTown is a good opportunity to improve the understanding of surveying and spatial sciences in the community, as well as providing companies and individuals to demonstrate their technologies and skills.