One of our Land Surveyors, Michael Read has been a regular supporter of Clitheroe Football Club. He recently created an interesting Topographical Survey and UAV Mapping of the pitch which helps solve a niggling thought which he has had for many years. The pitch is clearly not level, but how un-level is it?
Using photogrammetry created by a drone, Michael was able to use the inbuilt GPS to map the pitch onto an ordnance survey grid. The mesh depicted is then used to create a topographical survey of the football club. This technique is not quite as accurate as a typical survey on dry land. But, it is a fantastic way to cover larger areas quickly and efficiently. It is more commonly used for quarry surveys and volume calculations.
This graphic showcases the height above sea level of the pitch edges.
Drone Mapping of Clitheroe FC
Nice one Michael, this is a really interesting graphical representation. We are looking forward to surveying more buildings and areas of local interest in the near future.