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A new £ 7 billion park development in London’s Barnet uses drone flight management and image processing software to improve the efficiency of field surveys and the way it communicates the progress of the field. new neighborhood.

Brent Cross Town is a joint venture between Barnet Council and developer Argent Related, covering 180 acres, incorporating 50 acres of parkland and playgrounds.

Mixed-use development

The development will provide 6,700 new homes and 3 million square feet of office space for 25,000 employees. New sustainable transport links, a shopping street, local amenities, services and sports facilities are also part of the system. It will also feature cycle paths and friendly pedestrian streets and squares with local shops and restaurants that will complement the Brent Cross shopping center offering.

Site scanning from geographic information system (GIS) software and location intelligence and mapping specialist Esri UK is used to create 3D point clouds, textured meshes, video and 360-degree panoramas, allowing very precise and consistent updates to be shared among all stakeholders. development is progressing.

Previously, drone surveys were commissioned from third parties on an ad hoc basis, with results defined by the business objective they met, such as project management, logistics planning, marketing or legal. Brent Cross Town wanted to create a more consistent and efficient method of tracking site progress and making it easier to manage the overall drone program.

“Ultimately, better drone outputs support a better data-driven decision-making process.”

“Before Site Scan, we didn’t have any pre-existing software specifically for flight planning or managing and processing drone image outputs,” said Lily Wydra, GIS, Manager of Land and Property, Argent Related. “We now have a cohesive framework to manage all flights throughout our supply chain, process the images, create high-quality geospatial outputs and disseminate them to multiple stakeholders.

“As a cloud-based service, Site Scan also means that we can work seamlessly with subcontractors, such as civil engineering contractor Galldris Services, who we have currently asked to do work on. study of drones. ”

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