Getting to know you: Abhishek Bhartiya

In our second staff profile on the team here at GeoSLAM, Abhishek Bhartiya, discusses his role as software engineer and his passion for technology, as well as settling into UK life after moving halfway around the world to join us. We’re very pleased he’s here, so read on to find out a little more about his journey so far. What …

Getting to know you: Dana Perțea

Welcome to the first in a series of profiles on the team here at GeoSLAM, where we recognise and celebrate our fabulous members of staff. In our first edition Dana Perțea, discusses her role as client engagement manager. Following her studies at the Transilvania University of Brașov, Dana discusses how her love for puzzles and jigsaws fuelled a desire for …

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What is SLAM?

Harriet Brewitt

First things first, SLAM stands for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. SLAM can trace its early development back to the robotics industry in the 1980s and 1990s. Robotics engineers had a problem – how to get their autonomous vehicles to move around the factory floor without bumping into walls, people, or indeed each other. Being indoors, they couldn’t rely on GPS …

The Dos and Don’ts of Aerial Surveying

Harriet Brewitt

If you read the news before Christmas or were one of the tens of thousands of people experiencing disruption at London’s Gatwick Airport, you’ll know that drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) can cause chaos if used incorrectly. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide, with some of the major dos, and importantly, dont’s of surveying with a UAV. …

Importance of safety berms at dump sites

Maintaining haul road or overburden tip berms (or bunds) at the correct height has become a safety critical operation at mines and dumps around the globe. Berm maintenance has in the past been a minor operational task, requiring occasional grader or dozer attention of secondary importance. Perhaps not so any more. Since 1990 there has been an average of one …

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, …