Map Rendering

Point Dume Club – Mapping After Woolsey Fire

The Point Dume Club in Malibu, California suffered a big tragedy in November 2018 — they lost 3 homes due to the Woolsey Fire. It could have been a lot worse — the heroic actions by owners and residents saved many other homes. As you can see in this aerial map and 3D model — the fire passed-up the valley and destroyed almost every house across the valley to their West.

The Sky Ladder Drones team donated their services to the community to help them document the damage from the fire. Also, these high-resolution maps will help identify areas of potential mudslides and assist with future fire management.

2D Mapping and 3D Modeling

Point Dume Club of Malibu after Woolsey Fire – January 4, 2019

Project Background:

The Point Dume Club is an exclusive mobile home park that was developed in 1970. It is located on the western tip of the Santa Monica Bay with views of the sunset and the never-ending white sand of Zuma Beach. This park has a Country Club feel with its 24-hour gated community, heated swimming pool, saunas, tennis court and clubhouse. The park has carefully laid out streets with a majority of the homes have amazing ocean views.

The Point Dume Club community is a very well-maintained park, and is great for all ages. Residents can walk to the beach, to school, Point Dume shopping and restaurants. You can even drive a golf cart around much of surrounding Point Dume streets.

The Point Dume Club in Malibu, California suffered a big tragedy in November 2018 — the community lost 3 homes due to the Woolsey Fire. The goal of this project was to map the Point Dume Club and surrounding area to document the Woolsey Fire damage.

Using photogrammetry software, the 494 photos we captured with the drone following a specific pattern has been processed into a 2D orthomosaic and a 3D mesh. These maps help The Point Dume Club document the damage to the property and unfortunately the 3 homes which were destroyed. This mapping also provides a baseline for future comparisons in the future (without relying on lower resolution satellite images.)

Right now, these are just pretty maps (like Google Earth), but with the help of a licensed surveyor these maps can be geo-referenced.  It is then when architects, designers and civil engineers can use these models as they plan to rebuild. One example is for an architect to be able to place their designs in the real context of their surroundings.

Overview Video – This short video with narration provides a full overview of the Point Dume deliverables… including both 2D maps and 3D models,  It also shows an aerial “Before & After” comparison in the Sky Ladder Drones portal.  You can access the overview video here:

Watch these short videos (no sound) to view the 2D map and 3D Models we created for the Point Dume Club

[Note: These maps are not surveys or certified by a licensed surveyor. They are just pretty pictures until they are geo-referenced and certified.]