In collaboration with The Global Camp Management and Camp Coordination (CCCM) Cluster, FSD and CartONG provided training drone imagery at the annual Global CCCM Cluster Retreat to test if mapping drones can help plan refugee camp sites more accurately and more efficiently compared to using satellite imagery. Part of the task was to determine the number of refugees the site could accommodate. The data was prepared to be and used with the planning and engineering software, Autodesk.
The team generated an orthomosaic, a digital surface model (DSM) and a digital terrain model (DTM) of the site using a ground sampling resolution of 15cm.
The participants were also asked to provide their input on where they see additional potential uses for the technology and what the challenges towards implementation would be. A more detailed write up with the results will follow.
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