During Q4 of the first year of the MSc Geomatics we as a group were pleased to supervise 2 of the 5 groups of the Synthesis project. Within the synthesis project the students gain 10ECTS by performing a project in the way it works on the job. All subjects have a client from practice with a real-world problem they want to see solved. During a kick-off meeting the students see presentations from all clients and they choose themselves a preferred project. At the beginning of the project the groups translate the problem statement into a project proposal which they discuss with the client. After realigning the proposal to the discussion points of the client they go and start their research. The research is looking at state-of-the-art and based on this they start developing. In the end all groups present the end product to experts in the field during the Geomatics day article in GIM International.
Project Sky View Calculation
One of the projects supervised by our group is the sky view factor. Proposal of the client, Municipality of The Hague, is to create a web portal for calculating the sky view factor for any given location inside the municipality borders of The Hague. The sky view factor is the amount of visible sky from a location on the earth’s surface. One of the conditions was full open-source development.
|Source: Urban Horizon
|Source: An et al. (2014)
The resulting web portal at skyview.bk.tudelft.nl
Project Building reconstruction from images
The second group worked with with the Floriade 2022 project and built a complete C++ software that is able to automatically reconstruct building meshes from a set images acquired by drone or by handheld camera. Have a look at their poster or their github repository if you want to know more.
We were impressed by the hard work of all students and hope to see them back for a graduation project.