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3D Mapping a Historic Western Film Studio

This research investigated the geography and built environments of famous film production sets at the historic film studio Old Tucson in southern Arizona. Some famous movies filmed at this location include The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, Three Amigos, and Tombstone. The team consisted of researchers from University of Arizona and Arizona State University. The team utilized the Esri software ArcGIS Pro, Collector for ArcGIS, and Drone2Map in coordination with high accuracy Bad Elf GPS and a DJI Phantom III unmanned aerial system to inclusively map the remarkable site. Additionally a GeoSlam LiDAR unit was leverage to collect street-level data and inside of the buildings. This presentation reviews the mapping methodology taken to effectively capture, processes, and analyze these data in the Esri ecosystem. Specifically the procedures of proper flight planning and ground control layout, effective GPS data collection, appropriate UAV data processing, and comprehensive data QA/QC are reviewed.

3D Mapping a Historic Western Film Studio
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