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MEDIA RELEASE - 3D mapping works set for Portland's coastlines

18 May 2018

Portland’s iconic coastlines are set to be captured by three dimensional (3D) modelling technology as part of an innovative approach to future planning and design works.

Council is preparing to undertake 3D modelling of the coastal area spanning from Anderson Point through to the Portland Youth Activity Space Skate Park, to enhance existing data collection and to help accurately plan for and visualise future development.

Acting director assets Malcolm Armstrong said the mapping work would be instrumental in shaping the future of Portland’s popular coastlines.

“With the assistance of local contractors Berry & Whyte Surveyors, council is preparing a 3D model of Portland’s coastlines to will assist with future coastal works and foreshore designs,” he said.

“The photogrammetry imagery is modelled mathematically to not only map the terrain and landscape features, but also other aspects of the surface such as cliffs, buildings, and or structures.

“New technologies, such as 3D modelling, offer a world of possibilities and once the data is collated, council will be in better position to address the values, challenges and opportunities of our region’s world famous coastlines.”

Mr Armstrong advised residents that drones may be visible during late May to early June as part of the mapping process.

“Community members may notice a drone overhead when they visit these coastal areas, however they should be assured that no personal data will be captured. Any information collected will be solely used for 3D modelling purposes,” he said.

“I thank all those involved so far and I look forward to council planning and presenting future design works thanks to the help of the 3D modelling technology.”

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