Scanning through wire mesh with SITEMONITOR LIVE

Harriet Brewitt

Wire mesh has been used as ground support in mining since the 1950’s to protect the mine and its workers. Steel meshes are often deployed in open cast mines to provide dynamic surface support and to act as an immediate preventative measure for rockfalls and small landslides.  The mesh may consist of welded wire or expanded or woven (chain link) …

Automated Stockpile Volume Monitoring

Harriet Brewitt

In a world where data is available at the touch of a button, mines and heavy industries are still relying on dangerous and inefficient ways of gathering data. Surveys are often dependent on environmental conditions and staff availability, which can mean a disconnect between a site’s potential and those in charge of making key decisions. SITEMONITOR LIVE +VOLUMES removes the …

Meet the GeoSLAM ZEB-REVO RT

Harriet Brewitt

Most followers of this blog will have heard our exciting news about merging with GeoSLAM. Together we are one of the world’s most innovative mobile mapping and monitoring technology providers. In case you missed the announcement, you can read about it here. Merging with GeoSLAM means working with new products and we are delighted to introduce our followers to the GeoSLAM …

The benefits of measuring Shotcrete during application

Grace Tupling

Ground support operations are critical in most underground mines, not only for the longer-term durability of tunnels, but also for the immediate safety of people working in new drives who may be conducting various operations at a heading or barricade. Shotcrete has been used for decades either solely, or in combination with other stability support methods, such as mesh and …

GeoSLAM Unveils Predictions for Engineering’s Digital Future

Harriet Brewitt

The world’s leading name in ‘go-anywhere’ 3D mobile mapping technology is calling on the engineering and construction sector to recognise the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in a new white paper entitled ‘Digital Engineering: Building Reality’. The findings include: The whitepaper comes after latest forecasts reveal that growth in the construction sector will rise by 70 per cent across the world by 2025, …

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The Future of Hazardous Unmanned Mobile Mapping

Harriet Brewitt

Last month GeoSLAM Ltd and Blackdog Robotics announced their partnership to provide unmanned mobile indoor & outdoor mapping solutions. Now, we explain what this new partnership means, what it can offer to a wide range of market sectors, and how unmanned mobile mapping is at the forefront of the surveying market. A Trans-Atlantic Partnership UK-based GeoSLAM is a market-leader in …

Laser Scanning Accuracy

Harriet Brewitt

One common source of confusion when looking at scanner specification sheets is scanner accuracy. The terms accuracy, precision, repeatability, and noise are often referred to as accuracy and different scanner manufacturers or mobile mapping suppliers can often use these terms to mean different things. Read our Laser Scanning Jargon Blog for more information on technical terms.   Accuracy describes the closeness of a measured value to a standard …

Laser Scanning Jargon

Harriet Brewitt

Laser scanning technology may sound complicated but sometimes it’s just about knowing the right terminology. This quick guide can help you to understand more about 3D laser scanners and how they work. Click the letters to see the terms alphabetically. If you think we’re missing any words, please drop us a line!    Accuracy: This can be described as the …

What is Geospatial Business Intelligence?

Harriet Brewitt

In a nutshell – Geospatial Business Intelligence is geospatial information that allows companies to make better decisions. “Business Intelligence” is a widely used management term which refers to the applications and technologies available that gather and analyse data about the company’s operations. Managers are therefore able to make more informed decisions about the current and future aspects of the company …

Laser Scanning the Rising Star Cave in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa

Harriet Brewitt

Henno Morkel, LiDAR systems engineer and product specialist for ZEB1 in our South African office, gives us an in-depth account of one very unusual job that he and the mobile laser scanner were asked to complete recently. 3D Laser Mapping’s South-African office were privileged to do some 3D laser scanning with our hand-held mobile laser scanner ZEB1 recently, at Rising Star …