Monday, July 21, 2014

Flood Hazard Mapping

For facility managers who need to stay on top of day-to-day maintenance and even critical situations, combing planimetric mapping with topographic data helps determine the flow direction of a potential hazardous spill and other potential hazards such as flooding.

NOAA is predicting that sea levels are rising twice as fast as projected when most nuclear plants were built.  After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan, U.S. nuclear facilities are now required to update their plans to address potential flooding events.

We recently completed a Nuclear Plant project for a firm that was focused on planning and analysis of potential flood hazards.  The analysis required detailed topographic and orthophotography deliverables.  Acquisition needed to be during leaf off conditions, with no clouds and captured within +/- 2.5 hours of low tide.  Using our Trimble 68i LiDAR mapping system, we captured LiDAR & imagery simultaneously. 

Assisting engineering firms and their clients with the geospatial data to assess the safety and analyze severe flooding scenarios and their impact on the community, contact us to learn more.