Project Description

Supercheap Bathurst 1000, Mt Panorama

Client: Supercars Australia

Year Completed: 2016 / 2017 / 2018

Aerial DTM survey & high resolution orthographic imagery of the famous Mt Panorama circuit.

Bennett + Bennett was engaged by V8 Supercars to undertake a comprehensive DTM survey of the entire motorsport precinct at the famous Mt Panorama circuit in Bathurst. Our Datapix B+B division was assigned the task to provide survey accurate high resolution orthographic imagery in conjunction with a feature detail survey of the motorsport precinct. Features included were permanent structures and buildings, racetrack, & road detail, fences and barriers and ground surface contours.

The event management team required updated survey data to assist both themselves and their engineers to accurately investigate further infrastructure and facilities upgrade options in and around the motorsport precinct. As the site consists of private residences and is for most of the year a public road, minimal disruption to the area was crucial. Our Photogrammetry and terrestrial survey teams were able to capture data for the entire precinct in a single day. It is the efficiency of this technology that gives the edge on these types of projects.

The high resolution survey accurate imagery will also allow the events and design teams the ability to zoom in (without loss of clarity) to easily identify any areas of detailed interest. The CAD deliverable with this as an underlay also helps to paint a comprehensive picture of exactly what is on the ground surface as well as overhanging trees or structures to identify possible clash detection.


  • Photogrammetry
    • High resolution orthophoto imagery
    • Digital terrain modelling
    • 3D colour point cloud
    • Survey control network
    • Aerial photography
    • CAD feature vectorisation

Bennett + Bennett was commissioned by Supercars Australia to conduct an aerial survey of Mt Panorama, Bathurst. The whole process from initial consultation to receiving the final survey in CAD format was effortless. Thank you to the team for providing Supercars with a fantastic service. The CAD plans will make our lives so much easier when planning for the Great Race

P. Shaw - General Manager, Supercars Australia