Rodriguez, G 2017, 'Underground versatile laser scanning solution', in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology
, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 445-455, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1710_35_Rodriguez
Laser scanning and 3D point cloud data is used extensively in open pit and underground mining operations. Point cloud data generated with laser scanners has improved survey, conformance, and geotechnical process efficiency and has become a key data component for planning, operations and decision-making.
The advent of new software tools designed specifically to manage real-time 3D scan data has also improved the accuracy, quality and usability of underground scan data, revolutionising workflows through the industry.
In this paper, several case studies will demonstrate the versatility and value of laser scanning in the context of underground operations demonstrating the use of laser scanning and derived point cloud data to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase the safety of staff and assets across the operation.
Keywords: laser scanning, filtering, modelling, productivity