Mapping Peru with Drones
A way to asses the impact of natural disasters on our territory
This Science Club will use geospatial information science (GIS) to analyze the impact of Natural Disasters (ie. flooding, mudslides, earthquakes and tsunamis) on urban infrastructure, agriculture, preservation of cultural heritage sites, and population.
Students will be able to identify and map high risk areas, and discuss ways to record the current state of various sites so, in case of damage, they can be repaired to their original state.
Using GIS tools and a quadcopter drone, students will collect geospatial data of a local area. The students will then learn how to analyze these data and produce a 3D model of the terrain and infrastructure in the area. This kind of technology allows others to view the sites using internet browsers and virtual reality tools.
Instructor: Chris Oxendine, Ph.D.
Institution: United States Military Academy, West Point
Dates: July 22 - 27, 2017
Location: Universidad Tecnológica del Perú