British Embassy Kabul

We generated a range of products for the planning team that marked out different areas of land; measured the sizes of the plots; and using detailed 3D modelling techniques, showed line of sight and dead ground areas to assist in understanding the environment.

Consideration was given recently to moving the British Embassy in Kabul to a new, larger location. Many factors influence the location of such a prominent feature.

Understanding the impact that the local terrain would have on communications and security was one of the considerations during the planning process.

Without an understanding of the terrain, locating suitable sites with clear sight of transmitters and without obvious over watch positions would be difficult.

Alcis generated a range of products for the planning team that marked out different areas of land, measured the sizes of the plots and, using detailed 3D modelling techniques, showed line of sight and dead ground areas to assist in understanding the environment.

Historic mapping showing old troop locations and minefields was consulted to aid the assessment of the amount of explosive contamination present.