The Engineer required a view from one mile west of Saint Francis on BIA Highway 501. The wind farm lies just southeast of Saint Francis. Little modification was necessary on the Engineer provided base photograph.
POITRA modelers created a turbine model that matched the supplier's tower and rotor size specifications of those selected for the proposed site. Turbine models were placed at each of the coordinates called for in the wind field design and they were placed at the assumed base elevations. The site model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph to complete an accurate photo-realistic simulation.
Radio antennas, a grain elevator and a water tower with known heights and near the town were used to confirm camera orientation and check perspective.
The finished simulation was used in meetings between the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Sioux Tribal Government and local residents.
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