GeoNumerics, GEOSAT and Telespazio France have concluded a geo-data collection campaign at Cap Ferret, France, to measure coastal erosion at the Atlantic French coast, based on GeoNumerics' patented mapKITE concept.
On September, 20th and 21st, the project HYCOS concluded its last test campaign by operating a tandem system composed by a Mobile Mapping System (MMS) from French company GEOSAT and a drone equipped with navigation and remote sensing equipment, operated by Octocam-maps. The goal was to collect aerial and terrestrial 3D simultaneous geo-data and compare it to a similar acquisition performed in March, 2018. By doing so, HYCOS is addressing the hybridization of multi-platform, multi-resolution observation methods (satellite, drone and mobile mapping) to measure coastal erosion at the Atlantic French coast. HYCOS becomes therefore one more application of mapKITE, the novel air/ground 3D mapping technology patented by GeoNumerics.
The tests specifically covered the area of Cap Ferret, a popular French coastal area, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Arcachon, in which natural erosion combined with the severe winter storms in recent years has made the site particularly unstable and dangerous. Naturally, the project has arisen the interest of local authorities and press, and has been featured on local TV.