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Cardno finalist for the 2017 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards

Cardno’s project was named as a finalist for the 2017 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards in the Technical Excellence category.

Cardno was engaged by CentrePort to provide survey and monitoring services to assist with the factual assessment of damage to the port reclamation, buildings and structures across the port. The damage was caused by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that occurred near Kaikoura on 14 November 2016.

Despite the complex and challenging measurement scenario and constraints, the New Zealand team successfully delivered the project to the clients satisfaction.

The team proved that a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) can be used as a valid alternative to accurate traditional ground topographic survey methods and can provide high-resolution asset inspection photos to end-users which is invaluable in delivering spatial projects.

In addition, the project proves that 3D terrestrial LiDAR captured by 3D laser scanners is one of the most effective and complete approaches for building and structure as-builting and damage assessment and that GIS is one of the most effective tools for the collation and management of multiple different data sources and for the generation of rich and effective visualisation of spatial analysis.

The New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information organisations and individuals. The awards showcase the finest projects that the New Zealand Spatial Industry has to offer.

Projects and individuals attaining recognition at this premier event are deemed to be truly outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their field.

The winners will be announced at the 2017 Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner to be held on Wednesday 15 November 2017, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.

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