I-Site Studio

Productive workflow and effective results from 3D laser scan data

Powerful, Flexible, Fast

Maptek I-Site Studio software is an intuitive point cloud processing and modelling package. Designed for mining, civil, geological and other surveying applications, I-Site Studio helps to integrate mine processes, allowing efficient and accurate delivery of spatial information for guiding decision making across an operation.

I-Site Studio 7 ensures compatibility with newly released Maptek I-Site XR3 and LR3 laser scanners. Download the latest release from the Maptek Users Area.

How does I-Site Studio help?

  • Faster end of month survey  
  • Accurate 3D stockpile models
  • Pre/Post blast analysis
  • Geological mapping
  • Geotechnical studies
  • Geotechnical analysis
  • Open pit updates
  • Process UAV data
New in I-Site Studio 7


  • Survey workflows
    Create customised workflows for routine survey tasks. Share and adapt with team members to save time on data processing and analysis
  • Easy to use interface with Vulcan integration New tools
    Intuitive workflows supported by drag and drop functionality, right click context menus and minimal data entry; open Vulcan database formats via drag and drop
  • Manage large data
    Level of Detail operates on point clouds and surfaces for quick loading and viewing of large datasets
  • CAD New tools
    Create CAD design direct from 3D point cloud data - easily draft haul roads, ROM pad layouts, add strings for shadow zones in stockpiles, indicate directions, driving routes and safety zones
  • Flexible registration options
    Effortlessly match surface features and register to survey stations, and run convergence detection until correct results are received, range filter option saves time in aligning scans
  • Powerful modelling tools
    Create accurate models using topographic, fusion, complex 3D and loop options.
  • Intuitive filtering options
    Filter data by dataset or individual points selected with intuitive freehand or polygonal lasso options
  • Share models in 3D
    Direct export to 3D PDF and universal 3D file formats to allow dynamic viewing of models
  • Extensive analysis tools New tools
    Efficiently analyse large datasets using query and visualisation tools such as colour scans by distance and section view mode, and colour by dip and strike functionality to highlight grade and orientation in surfaces
  • Specialised geotechnical module New tools
    Analyse structures and surfaces, identify dominant structures and trends and assess wider impact
  • Global registration
    Streamlined interface with single step to register multiple scans and objects together. Automated registration tools for areas without sensor data, eg underground
  • Impressive presentations
    Create animations from key frames and deliver professional quality, high fidelity digital video output
  • Customised language interface
    American English, modern Chinese, Spanish, German or Japanese language interface chosen automatically based on PC settings
  • Multiple data formats
    Work with CAD data, visualisation and modelling formats including DXF, DWG, CSV, 3DP, ZFS, las, E57 and PTX
  • Compatibility with new Maptek I-Site XR3 and LR3 laser scanners New tools
    Tools which support new scanner functionalities, including registering a scan to multiple backsights, multiple point returns to enable setting points to the best returns on import, and ability to adjust image colour to hide greyscale points which appear outside camera image extents

Additional Modules:

  • Geotechnical Module New tools
  • Customisable stereonet options; defining discontinuities dynamically via 3D view window
  • Revamped kinematic analysis for adding failure types, shading failure zones, drag-drop discontinuities onto slope orientation fields
  • Create a solid from a selection of discontinuities and surfaces to calculate the shape, size and volume of wedge failures, and intelligently extract discontinuities
  • Calculate average spacing between discontinuities for statistical modelling
  • Waviness analysis for reporting on stability analysis
  • Display drilling blind zones on stereonets to identify regions where drillhole analysis will provide poor geotechnical information
  • More about the Geotechnical Module
  • Geological Module
  • Split surfaces, e.g. highwall face into separate facet networks
  • Extract portion of a surface based on a digitised boundary polygon
  • Apply uniform colour to a surface based on a digitised boundary polygon
  • Apply texture fill to surfaces per geological mapping to indicate rock types
  • Reporting Module
  • Volume reporting
    Summarise stockpile volumes by region and colour coding; attach photographs and other documentation before PDF export
  • Design conformance
    Compare design surface to as-built and other surfaces. PDF export of cross-sections and volumes showing variance between surfaces
  • Resource Recovery Reporting Module New tools
  • Identify measured removal of commodities for comparison against resource models
  • Set thresholds to prevent ongoing loss and dilution
  • Adjust planning assumptions and reserve statements
  • Facilitate reporting for operational compliance requirements
  • Customise outputs with logos, colour scheme, summary table and cross section views, and easily generate images and values for reporting