eBee X’s digital twin of Exposition Park in Los Angeles

The 3D model of the entire campus now serves as a crucial tool for public safety officials


Share | 04/12/2024

In 2023, GeoAcuity teamed up with USC Institute for Creative Technologies (USCICT), a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for a project at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Their goal was to create a 3D model of the complex to improve safety training for public officials and evaluate potential risks.

The team utilized drones such as the eBee X to map Exposition Park in Los Angeles, United States.

Exposition Park spans 160 acres / 65 hectares and features iconic stadiums, four world-class museums including the California Science Center, various entertainment venues, and the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Thus, the mission involved drone flyovers over populated areas in the second-most populous city in the United States.

The 3D model created captured the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

To accomplish this, the team selected the AgEagle eBee X drone, specifically for its approval for Operations Over People in the United States without requiring a waiver, and its capacity to cover large areas during 90-minute flights while capturing high-resolution imagery with the S.O.D.A 3D camera. Additionally, the team employed two rotary-wing drones to complement the data collected by our fixed-wing UAS.

The comprehensive 3D model created using data from the eBee X now serves as a crucial tool for public safety officials.

By merging data from all three drones, including the eBee X, the team generated a comprehensive 3D model of the entire campus with a 1 inch / 3 cm GSD. This highly detailed dataset, often referred to as a “digital twin,” now serves as a crucial tool for public safety officials, facilitating thorough vulnerability assessments and enhancing safety training protocols.

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