Northgate Industries Barracks

Buckinghorse River, British Columbia, Canada

This is exactly the location I have been looking for to create a mesh. Across the road is Buckinghorse River Adventures, with a motel and restaurant. It looked like a good place to spend the night, take a shower, and rest. This part of British Columbia has a lot of oil industry, and these barracks are a good example of some of the infrastructure that is needed. According to the folks at the motel, Northgate brought out these semi-mobile industrial barracks to house personnel, but they havenโ€™t used it since 2013. Since then, it has been semi-abandoned. It is looked after by security, as well as the folks at the motel, so the property is in surprisingly good conditionโ€”no vandalism.

This mesh could create a compelling scene in a post-apocalyptic video game with items such as a radio tower, satellite dishes, a tractor, generators, shipping containers, and more.

Though these barracks are not currently being used, there is active oil extraction nearby.


As I improve my techniques with photogrammetry processing, I want to be able to create an accurate mesh of features like this corridor:


It would be hard to safely fly a drone into a tight space like this, so it will make sense to use a tool like the viDoc RTK rover paired with an iPhone.

Coordinate System
NAD83(CSRS) / UTM zone 10N + CGVD2013(CGG2013) height
Lat / Lon
57.38809017ยฐ, -122.84983903ยฐ
1007.704 m
Photogrammetry Software
Pix4Dmatic 1.47.1