Web Exclusive: Surveying Shots
In this September Fun & Games supplement, POB features more international Surveying Shots by Orlando Isidoro Novoa Vásquez, of Puerto Montt, Chile, including video footage of his rare encounter with a pudú, the world’s smallest deer.
Orlando (pictured) and his co-worker, Cesar Muñoz, are working in and around the Río Los Malos, which runs through a rainforest in Ayacara:
This job is part of a technical management plan for the development of a “Maritime Concession” that, when authorized by the respective maritime authority, will permit the installation of “raft cages” in the sea for the growth and development of salmon in captivity.
Parallel to this, we have set stakes that permits us to take cross profiles to determine the approximate hydraulics of this section of the river and the necessary elevation (in regard to sea level) to install intakes that will feed a freshwater fish farm (which will raise small fry that will be transferred to the raft cages once they reach the right size) and to produce electric power through a generator.
We are working with my old Topcon GTS 211 D total station. Its light weight makes it easy to transfer, and its hermetic seals protect against the great quantity of humidity in this zone.