3-D map conception & geologic simulation
The main idea of the project is to conceive a computer simulation of the land relief around the research station. Such a map would help the users to have a better knowledge of the surrounding terrain, and thus allow them planning the routes more easily, maximizing the available outdoors time to take measures or make experiments. As second part of the project, we’d like to add to this map the main characteristics of the surrounding rocks and soils. We would split the area in two parts: the zones which have already been studied before, for which we might find available data to build our geological simulation, and the non previously studied areas. Concerning those areas, we’d first look up for theoretical characteristics, assuming we roughly know what kind of soils we’ll find, and would then compare them to the characteristics which shall be measured in situ. Furthermore, another goal of this project would be to determine whether an area is dangerous or not, since flash floods or sand tornadoes may arise. The 3-D map would find a practicable route back to the station, using a vehicle or not. We also could work with another project, about radio operator relays and antennas, helping them knowing whether an area is covered or not.