Laser Scanners

All Case Studies

Serbian cave archaeology

Maptek I-Site Void software has been used to model 3D point cloud data of a series of caves in Serbia to allow archaeologists to map their discoveries.

BHP improves efficiency at Saraji Mine

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance used a Maptek I-Site laser scanning system to give a more accurate account of coal movement from the pit to the customer.

Measuring mud flow

I-Site laser scanning provided a solution for measuring mud flow movement over time in a physically unstable area of Indonesia.

Survey data underground

Randgold Resources uses Maptek I-Site laser scanning technology for monthly reconciliation of underground workings and ore stockpiles at the Loulo mine in Mali.

Deep drift scanning

Maptek helped to collect data and generate a detailed geological model to assist with the design and planning of an underground laboratory in the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota.

Laser scanning tackles beach erosion

The University of California used the Maptek I-Site laser scanner for its beach erosion study, covering more than 100 scans along 10km of coast.

Stream and river restoration survey

The Maptek I-Site laser scanner surveyed two sites in the Bay area of California to create detailed digital elevation surface models.

Surveying underground drives

The Maptek I-Site 8800 laser scanner obtains detailed 3D point cloud data from underground drives and stopes, allowing accurate models to be developed.

Total survey solution

Stockton Mine used the Maptek I-Site laser scanner to locate historic underground workings, allowing recovery of remaining reserves and improving safety.

Underground scanning best practice

Carmen Bajo in Chile uses Maptek I-Site laser scanning technology to survey surface topography, as well as model tunnel data for evaluating new ventures.

I-Site laser scanner tracks changing landscape

Barrick Gold Corporation used the Maptek I-Site laser scanning system to collect accurate survey data and help meet deadlines for the open pit Pueblo Viejo gold project.

Benefits of laser scanning for oil sands

Albian Sands trialled Maptek
I-Site laser scanning with great success. Analysis of one scenario yielded a valuable revenue stream that would have been missed.

Maptek helps improve efficiency at Saraji Mine

Saraji Mine uses the I-Site laser scanner to accurately pinpoint the position of the highwall. Less time is spent in the field recording data, and data accuracy is improved.

Innovative energy company chooses I-Site

Peabody Energy uses I-Site laser scanning technology for accurate blast volumes. Cast blast pickups now take 30 minutes of field time, versus
4 hours previously.

Backfill slope and caving monitoring

Leinster Nickel Operation uses the Maptek I-Site laser scanner for stockpile calculations, modelling pit topography, and monitoring material movement.

Taking the pain out of routine mine survey

Boddington Bauxite Mine uses the Maptek I-Site system with integrated GPS technology to efficiently survey 16 pits over an area of 12 km x 10 km every month.

Andina implements I-Site at Rio Blanco Mine

Andina has implemented I-Site for laser scanning system at the Rio Blanco orebody operation, allowing for more stringent geotechnical controls in achieving proposed mine designs.

Accurate volumes for overburden removal

Rio Tinto Alcan trialled a new method of overburden removal using the I-Site laser scanner. Surveying the site before and after stripping the overburden improved efficiency and saved 40% in time taken.