Reconstruction of the field-work study campus Verinsko, Bulgaria by Petya Angelova, Dimitar Delev and Vasil Dimitrov
The poster will present the geodetic part of a project which aims at reconstructing the fieldwork campus Verinsko. The campus consists of 11 bungalows, 1 hangar and 1 canteen, moreover, geodetic points for force centering and other educational equipment. Verinsko is well known by all geodetic students at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy because most of the geodetic field-work practices take place there – geodesy fieldwork, GNSS field-work, etc. The campus is visited by 100 surveyors for summer geodetic fieldworks from June until July.
One of the project goals is to create working groups of students from different faculties: architectural, building and civil engineering, geodetic, transport engineering and hydraulic engineering. The collaboration will create a perfect environment for students from different engineering fields to work together on the preparation of project documentation (geodetic measurements, qualitative and quantitative estimation of the construction work, architectural design, etc. ). Another goal of the collaboration and the project documentation is to seek financial funding for the reconstruction. Moreover, we would like for the campus to become an educational center for different student workshops and field-works.
Classic geodetic measurements were used to create a digital terrain model of the Verinsko site. The interior and exterior of all buildings were laser scanned. The geodetic outputs – DTM and the pointcloud are given to our fellow students from the architectural faculty to create a 3D as-built model of the current building state.
Arboretum AGH UST by Beata Olearczyk and Michał Prędki
Nowadays, we see an increasing demand for ecological activities, environmental protection and green areas. Greenery reduces the phenomenon of urban heat islands, improves air quality, and reduces rainwater runoff by increasing infiltration and retention. Tree crowns shade and cool the surrounding area, which contributes to reducing energy consumption, and they reduce human stress levels and have a good impact on mental health. However, for such infrastructure to do its job well, it needs to be properly constructed and then managed effectively.
Our Research Club has come up with a solution to this problem, so we are in the process of creating a database that stores information about greenery on our campus. The database contains information on trees, shrubs, hedges and lawns – diameter, height, planting date, last trimming date, etc. So far, 1500 trees, 500 shrubs and hedges and aroud 4 ha of lawns have been entered into the database, and this is not the end of the survey work.
What may seem like a trivial challenge at first glance is very complicated. The work is time-consuming and requires a lot of work during the inventory of greenery and small architecture elements.
Such information presented in the form of a geoportal, available to environmental engineers, will be a valuable resource allowing for better planning of subsequent plantings, more effective management of the already existing greenery and making analyzes of biomass and water retention.
Students Research Group of Surveyors at University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław, Poland by Maria Pięk, Julia Piszak and Michaela Szłapa
Students Research Group of Surveyors is an organization founded on March 8th, 1962, currently operating at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. There are about 60 members in our group, who are students of all years of geodesy studies at the University. The main goal of the club is the implementation of scientific projects, the latest, well-known projects include measurements of rock movements on Szczeliniec Wielki and discovery of actual height of the Sudety Mountains, scanning and measurements of the Jaskinia Niedźwiedzia (Bear Cave) in Kletno, the project “Sensorowo Rowerowo” which aims to make and test a prototype device for monitoring road and air quality from the level of a bicycle for a selected area of the city of Wroclaw using different types of sensors. We present the results of our projects at national and international scientific conferences.
Our group takes part in international and national research projects, including EPOS-PL+ (European Plate Observation System) carried out by the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Wroclaw University of Life Sciences with funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Together with the University of Science and Technology we annually organize International Geographic Information Day (GIS Day). During summer breaks, science camps are held to enhance students’ skills and teach them unusual solutions to problems in surveying work.
Geodesy is a very broad field – we learn not only about land partitioning, but also photogrammetry, remote sensing, laser scanning, satellite geodesy and geoinformatics – there is something for everyone.
We would like to present our achievements, plans for the future of our organization and discuss different solutions which may inspire us to new ventures and initiate international co-action with other students and organizations.