Vancouver–Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics

    Inside Kilarney Rink, one of the 2010 Winter Olympic short track speed skating venues, source: City of Vancouver

    Inside Kilarney Rink, one of the 2010 Winter Olympic short track speed skating venues, source: City of Vancouver

    Portion of  2010 Olympic short track speed skating oval layout plan, certified by Underhill

    Portion of 2010 Olympic short track speed skating oval layout plan, certified by Underhill

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    Geodetic positioning of GPS navigation antennas for NAV Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, E. Freeman, 2008

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, B. Elke, Bowen Island, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, B. Elke, Bowen Island, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND,  B. Elke,  Bowen Island, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, B. Elke, Bowen Island, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, J. Newton,  Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, J. Newton, Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND,  J. Newton,  Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, J. Newton, Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND,  Jim Newton,  Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, Jim Newton, Whistler, BC, 2009

    The Lions on a GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, Capilano water shed, North Vancouver, 2009

    The Lions on a GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, Capilano water shed, North Vancouver, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND,  N. Manchon, Capilano water shed, North Vancouver, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, N. Manchon, Capilano water shed, North Vancouver, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND,  Whistler, BC, 2009

    GPS Photo control survey for 2010 Olympic mapping project for the DND, Whistler, BC, 2009

    Pacific Coliseum one of the 2010 Winter Olympic games short track speed skating venues, photo by Arnold C, 2006

    Pacific Coliseum one of the 2010 Winter Olympic games short track speed skating venues, photo by Arnold C, 2006

    Kilarney Rink.  One of the 2010 Winter Olympic short track speed skating venues, source: City of Vancouver.

    Kilarney Rink. One of the 2010 Winter Olympic short track speed skating venues, source: City of Vancouver.

Underhill worked on a number of projects related to the 2010 Vancouver–Whistler Winter Olympic games. In addition to the projects below, we were also extensively involved in the Olympic Village site, now known as The Village on False Creek.

Underhill was featured in an article by the BC Government's 2010 Commerce Centre.

A brief list of Olympic related projects

  • Contracted by VANOC to layout and certify the short track speed skating tracks at the Pacific Coliseum and Killarney Rinks, Vancouver.
  • Performed precise GPS geodetic positioning for aerial photography control for orthophoto mapping from Hope to Whistler, BC, for the Department of National Defence. This project was featured on Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel.
  • Provided the GPS positioning of numerous navigation antennas from Vancouver to Whistler and Pemberton, for the purpose of precise aircraft navigation during the Olympics. This was done for NAV Canada.
  • Contracted to provide control, as-built, and layout survey services for the construction of the Olympic Heritage Rail Project, which connected Granville Island with the Olympic Village during the Olympics.
  • Provided underground service as-built surveys for upgrade of electrical services to the Pacific Coliseum, in Hastings Park (the PNE).

These survey projects included geodetic surveying, as-built surveys, and construction surveying.