Videos

  • Nashwaak River Floodplain – Drainage Blocked

    Nashwaak River Floodplain – Drainage Blocked
    This video shows the effects of potential flooding and flood recession with drainage blocked, up to 5 meters.
  • Nashwaak Floodplain – Drainage Unblocked

    Nashwaak Floodplain – Drainage Unblocked
    This video shows the effects of potential flooding and flood recession with drainage unblocked, up to 5 meters.
  • LiDAR-based wet-areas mapping

    LiDAR-based wet-areas mapping
    This video showcases the wet-areas initiative at the Forest Watershed Research Centre of the Faculty of Forestry and Environmnetal Management at the University of New Brunswick. The animation was done by Targetlock Studio in Fredericton, New Brunswick (http://www.targetlockstudio.com). The video was created using full-resolution LiDAR point cloud elevations and high-resolution image drapes. Illustrated are some of the applications that can be derived from these data. Shown are views of the data-captured forest and the wet area distributions within Kananaskis Valley in south-western Alberta. Altogether, this on-going initiative will lead to better land-use planning and practices, from forestry to urban developments, and to improved resource extraction operations and procedures.
  • Wet Areas Mapping: Modeling Approach and Technical Issues Related to Product Development

    Wet Areas Mapping: Modeling Approach and Technical Issues Related to Product Development
    At the Wet Areas Mapping Workshop, Jae Ogilvie, Forest Watershed Research Centre, University of New Brunswick outlines the modelling process from LiDAR data to wet area maps. Adding additional data (location, and size of culverts), hydrographic modelling can be done. Predicted stream channels and predicted wet area maps can be lead to soil moisture prediction useful in infrastructure planning. Jae Ogilvie finishes by describing the data management process for these very large data sets and model limitations. The Wet Areas Mapping workshop was sponsored by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Foothills Research Institute and the University of New Brunswick and took place on Calgary, Alberta, on Feb. 11, 2013.
  • Climate Change Adaptation: Evaluating Hydrological Risks Using LIDAR Mapping

    Climate Change Adaptation: Evaluating Hydrological Risks Using LIDAR Mapping
    Presentation by Dr. Paul Arp about hydrology risks in New Brunswick and how to utilize LiDAR mapping to predict areas of high risk.
  • Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative

    Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative
    This video showcases Alberta's wet areas mapping initiative which is lead and funded by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (http://srd.alberta.ca/), and created in partnership with researchers located within the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick (http://watershed.for.unb.ca/). The animation was completed by Target Lock Studio who are located in Fredericton, New Brunswick (http://www.targetlockstudio.com). The video was created using full-resolution LiDAR point cloud elevations and high-resolution image drapes for an area of the boreal forest in northern Alberta. This location is characterized by flat terrain, wet soils and abundant wetlands and contrasts a similar video created for southern Alberta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi7cgq...). Illustrated are some of the applications that can be derived from these data. This on-going initiative is intended to provide Albertans with high quality information to better inform excellence in land stewardship.
  • Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative

    Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative
  • Building a sustainable Alberta through deployment of LiDAR technologies: Reflections from an SRD perspective

    Building a sustainable Alberta through deployment of LiDAR technologies: Reflections from an SRD perspective
  • 2011 ASTech Awards

    2011 ASTech Awards
  • Greening Alberta’s energy sector: Lessons learned from the Rainbow pipeline spill of 2011

    Greening Alberta’s energy sector: Lessons learned from the Rainbow pipeline spill of 2011