CHOPPER OVERHEAD – BEGINNING ON TUESDAY
Written by GIS on November 6, 2017
In an effort to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and build resilience to climate change impacts, the Government of Grenada will be upgrading the topographical data and mapping of the tri-island state. Through the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, which is funded by the World Bank and the Climate Investment Fund, the Government has hired the firm Fugro, of France, to conduct a topographical survey of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, using LiDAR Technology.
LiDAR technology is used to capture a view of the land surface from above which will then be used to develop topographical maps, depth of coastal waters, Vegetation type, Land Use, Cadestral Data as well as to develop a survey map of Grenada.
Beginning Tuesday November 7, 2017, a helicopter will be flying over the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique at an approximate height of 1804 feet (or 550 meters), to facilitate the conduct of the LiDAR topographical survey. This activity is expected have a duration of two weeks, and will generate some overhead noise.