I-Site Studio 3.3 – greater efficiency for survey scan data modelling

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Surveyors have gained another major advance in efficiency with Maptek’s latest software release. Improvements to the I-Site Studio 3.3 laser scan modelling software are designed to smooth routine mine surveying tasks.

Automatic detection of toes and crests saves time in open pit surveys. Surveyors can easily update mine models, which can be made available for both on site mine planners and regulatory authorities. This feature builds on the open pit update tool introduced in I-Site Studio 3.2, which allows users to scan selected sections of a pit and integrate the new data into their current pit model.

Registration A new global registration tool uses a single step process to register multiple scans and objects together. This saves time for surveyors, who previously had to match pairs of objects/data, and also increases accuracy because fewer registrations means fewer chances for error.

This tool is especially useful with the new Maptek I-Site Vehicle System, where the scanner is mounted on site vehicles for mobile scanning. Another enhancement specifically related to the vehicle system allows users to register scans by back-bearing alignment angle.

‘As Maptek adds new products, we focus on providing a total solution for our users by updating the technology that allows them to get the most from their investment’, said Maptek I-Site General Manager, Peter Johnson.

Viewing sections through laser scan data is now easier, with an interactive tool allowing users to arbitrarily place and manipulate section planes.

  • I-Site Studio 3.3 incorporates many user suggestions – for example, surveyors have specifically asked to be able to label elevations on generated contour lines.
  • I-Site Studio is sold bundled with Maptek laser scanners, and as a stand-alone modelling package. The 64-bit version has set the industry standard for excellence in graphics and modelling.
  • Users can incorporate photography from multiple scans as part of the modelling process, with rendering and animation options delivering professional quality, high fidelity digital video output.
  • As with any software release, I-Site Studio 3.3 includes a multitude of minor enhancements. The number of selected objects and primitives can be dynamically displayed. The language interface is chosen automatically based on users’ PC settings. Users can submit reports to Maptek directly from within I-Site Studio.

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