Let's assume that the 100m X 100m square represents a proposed well site, and we want to get an estimated elevation for that well site based on a Cut and Fill balance.

The position, rotation, elevation, shape, and size of the well site can be quickly changed and new volumes calculated.  This can be done in real time in your office.

The image below shows graphically where the cut (blue) and fill (red) occurs.  The window in the top right shows numerically the amount of each cut and fill required.

All three of these deliverables can be modified to suite your projects needs, from color and text height, tofrequency.​
- Final PDF plans e-mailed and/or posted on ftp site.
- CD/DVD containing:
  • Final Plan
  • Original LiDAR Data
  • Any imagery created from the  LiDAR data
  • Shape files of proposed dispositions (Any coordinate system)
  • LAT files and shape files for LAT submission
  • Any other LiDAR derived information required for the project.

Click HERE to download a sample PDF of a standard Cross Section.

Click HERE to download a sample PDF of vegetatoin inserted into the Cross Section.

Every project has specific needs when displaying information, so creating deliverables with a wide range of features is key to getting the most out of your data.  VMA has the software and hardware to customize it's products to your projects specific needs.

Almost every aspect of the deliverables below can be changed to suite your projects needs.  From elevation range and frequency of cross section, to the amount of detail for drainage and classification of the LiDAR point cloud.

Once scouting is complete, a final plan is created based on the locations that were chosen.  The plan consists of a 1:5000 main plan with Wellsite UTM's, elevations, size, and area.  Pipeline information consists of centerline length and area.  

For a sample PDF final plan, send an e-mail to kevinb@visualmodeling.ca.  This plan is best viewed in Adobe Reader as this PDF consists of layers that can be turned on and off.

Scroll down to see information on Scouting / Aerial photos and LiDAR / Cross Sections and Profiles / Drainage / Spot Elevations / Slope / Contours / Cut & Fill Calculations / 3D PDF's
The thickness of the drainage course is a visual indictor as to the area flowing in that course.  A numerical runoff value is found in the Drainage Detail window, this is also where you adjust how much detail you want displayed.​
- Take the cost burden and time sacrifice out of scouting in the field and concentrate on profits and competitive advantage by utilizing a proven and accepted technology.


Spot Elevations / Slope Arrows / Contours

Cut and Fill Calculations

Scouting usually takes place within the clients boardroom to allow all members of the project to view and give input into the location of dispositions.

VMA brings to it's clients boardroom two 78" x 48" portable projector screens, two High Definition projectors, and all of the hardware required to effectively scout the project area. (See image to left)
No internet connection is required, all of the information needed to properly scout is brought to your boardroom, including all LiDAR derrived surfaces, images, and point clouds.
The image on the left shows the current condition of the terrain.  After planning, scouting, and designing the well site and access road, the image on the right shows a representation of the terrain once construction is complete. 

Aerial photo

Deliverables at the end of a typical project are:

Once a path has been chosen for your access road and/or pipeline, a standard 2 dimensional cross section or profile can give you a detailed look at the terrain along the path that has been chosen, unfortunatly with standard surface models that is the only information you can get.

    By incorporating LiDAR data into the cross sections and profiles you can now get the same detailed terrain information but also vegetation height, vegetation density, and a 3 dimensional look at the entire width of your right-of-way.

    The links below are samples of standard cross sections and profiles, as well as the same cross sections and profiles with a depth of 10m of LiDAR data pushed into the plans. ​
Drainage analysis is a deliverable that allows us to view where water will run based on the slope of the ground model.  We can also estimate how much runoff area there is.​

Cross Sections & Profiles

Click HERE to download a sample PDF of a standard Profile.
Click HERE to download a sample PDF of vegetation inserted into the Profile.

Oil & Gas Exploration

Aerial photos are beneficial when planning a project, they can show the current ground cover and aid in identifying key above ground features.  Unfortunately it can be very difficult to distinguish features obscured by the vegetation.

By adding LiDAR data and remove the above ground points, this allows you to observe what lies below the vegetation.  Apply color based on elevation to the ground, and you can quickly identify elevation differences and gain a better perspective on the terrain, leading to a more informed decision on how to approach the project area.​


Aerial Photos and LiDAR Data

Same area as Image Left but using LiDAR derived Bare Earth model false color rendering