Topic: Complex photogrammetric modeling; Building a digital model of Canada Place using UAV photogrammetry
Speaker: Johnathan Smeh - GIS & Operations Manager, Volatus Aerospace. Geomatics Specialist - Photogrammetry (2017), Canadian Geomatics Institute
Abstract: In 2021 Johnathan and his team collected over 10,000 photographs in and around Canada Place in Toronto, Ontario and created a scale 3D BIM model for assessment and redevelopment purposes. In this talk Johnathan will take you through:
- Operational constraints of working with UAVs in highly restricted airspace (Less than 1000m from an international airport).
- Collecting high quality imagery for creating accurate and detailed 3D models that can be used for design and engineering purposes.
- Processing and partitioning thousands of images into digestible and usable models.
Bio: Johnathan has been creating and processing photogrammetric models from UAVs for more than 6 years and has learned to plan, collect, and process high quality, georeferenced information for use in civil and municipal engineering, developments, railways, hydroelectric lines, shorelines building modelling and more. Johnathan was a founding partner in Canadian UAVs which merged with Volatus Aerospace in 2021 where he has taken on the role of GIS manager and operations coordinator for the Ontario region.