Integrated Geomatics Internship in Bois-du-Luc

Since 2013 the Department of Geography has established a partnership with the Walloon government to document the mining site of Bois-du-Luc in the municipality of La Louvière. Each year, an intensive internship is organized, where students can practice their skills in topography and geomatics. For the students it is very interesting that their practical exercises are not limited to the university campus, but that they are involved in a real measurement campaign. The project consists of a series of intensive land surveying campaigns, resulting in highly detailed and accurate maps of the site, including the inside domain of the buildings. Already available aerial photographs are processed to obtain a 3D model of the site and the wider region.

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  • Service Public de Wallonie, Département du Patrimoine