Gedo-Fincha-Lemlem, Ethiopia

Africa / DTM / Engineering Surveying / Ethiopia / Geodetic Control / GNSS / Road Survey

DATE: 2007

Although very high in altitude, the fertile soil and heavy rainfall in the mountainous regions to the West of Ethiopia make it good for sugar cane. Working with the local warlords of the mountain regions, a 160km survey was run with control built every 1km and a 60 metre wide strip survey done. Some areas required choice of road alignment, especially going down the escarpment. Basic centreline surveys were done on these tracks and the best chosen by the Engineers for the full survey.