Unveiling the Hidden: Drone Surveys for Accurate Landfill Measurement

Shwejal & Vidushi, Kesowa Summer Research Interns 2024

6/26/20242 min read


Landfills are a crucial component of waste management, but their effective monitoring presents significant challenges. Accurately measuring landfill volume is a top priority for informed decision-making. Traditional methods, however, are often slow, expensive, and prone to inaccuracies.

Here at Kesowa, we leverage drones and advanced data mapping techniques to empower organizations with efficient landfill management solutions. In this blog post, we'll delve into a recent project undertaken for the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in India.

The Measurement Maze: Challenges of Traditional Methods

The NMC faced the critical task of precisely measuring the waste volume at the Bhandewadi Dumping Ground in Nagpur. This data is vital for planning future waste disposal strategies and ensuring optimal utilization of the landfill's remaining capacity.

Traditionally, landfill volume measurement relies on surveyors physically traversing the site and taking manual measurements. This method is not only time-consuming and expensive but also susceptible to inaccuracies, especially for expansive landfills.

The Kesowa Advantage: Unlocking Efficiency with Drone Technology

Kesowa employed a drone to capture high-resolution images of the Bhandewadi Dumping Ground. Specialized software then processed these images to generate a detailed 3D model of the landfill.

This 3D model empowered the NMC to calculate the landfill's waste volume with exceptional accuracy. Additionally, the model allows for tracking volume changes over time, providing invaluable insights for future waste disposal planning and maximizing the landfill's remaining space.

Reaping the Rewards: Benefits of Drone-Based Landfill Surveys

The drone-based survey offered the NMC a rapid, cost-effective, and highly accurate method for measuring the waste volume at the Bhandewadi Dumping Ground. Kesowa's 3D model equips the NMC to strategically plan for future waste disposal and optimize the utilization of remaining landfill space.

Conclusion: Unveiling a Brighter Future for Landfill Management

Drone-based surveys have emerged as a game-changer in landfill management. By leveraging this technology, landfill operators can efficiently and readily measure waste volume. This valuable information translates to improved landfill management practices and cost reduction.

About our Client

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation is the local government body responsible for managing the city of Nagpur. It takes care of public services like roads, water, and waste management.

If you're looking to unlock the potential of drone technology for your landfill management needs, Kesowa is here to help. Contact us today to learn more.

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