The Nature Conservancy - Elk River Streambank Stabilization Project

Please see the links below for an interactive map and 3D model display of the Nature Conservancy's streambank stabilization site on the Elk River in Southwest Missouri.   The interactive map contains layers of high-resolution data derived from drone aerial photography of the site.  

Interactive Map

The interactive map includes:

1)  A base aerial image showing the project area in the vicinity of Noel derived from USDA National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) photography.
2)  A color digital elevation model (DEM) image derived from drone photogrammetry with a horizontal resolution of 11 cm.
3)  An aerial orthophoto derived from drone photogrammetry with a pixel resolution of 2.8 cm.
4)  Vector topographic contours generated from the drone based DEM at one foot intervals.
5)  Elevation labels for the topographic contours which may be turned on as a separate layer.

The interactive map may be accessed by clicking the following link or the map image below.   The map will open in a new tab.

The Elk River Streambank Stabilization Map

A cell phone version of the map for screen widths less that 500px may be accessed through the same link.  

For instructions on using the interactive map, see the map help page: 

Elk River Streambank Stabilization Map Help Page.

You may also call Mark Phillips at I-Map Data Systems for help on using the map.  Call 417-866-6400.

3D Interactive Model

The 3D interactive model of the site may be accessed through the map interface by pressing the 3D Model button on the layer list.  It may also be accessed directly with the following SketchFab link or the embedded model in the window below.

The Elk River Streambank Stabilization Site 3D Model

The 3D model viewer requires a WebGL capable computer with a good graphics card.  It works best on Windows 10.

Press the arrow button on the image to load the model.  A coarse model image will initially load and then a blue progress bar at the top of the window will show the full model loading.  The display can be sent to full-screen mode by pressing the arrows symbol in the bottom right corner after the model loads.  See the tips below the image below on how to manipulate the model.

Interactive Viewing Controls
Use the left mouse button to change the viewing angle.
Use the right mouse button to shift the image position
Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

For information on the development of orthophotos and 3D surface models from drone aerial photography, see the aerial mapping link on the menu above or use this link:  I-Maps Photogrammetry Page.

Contact Mark Phillips at 417-866-6400 for more information about I-Map Data Systems.