Mobile scanners are the most efficient way to practice 3D mine scanning.
As underground mine shafts extend deeper and tunnels get longer, it is vital that mine engineers are able to keep track of exactly what is going on inside the mine. This means monitoring a whole host of factors that influence the stability, safety and productivity of the mine.
One of the key monitoring areas is keeping a check on the physical size, shape and structure of each tunnel and shaft to spot any potential safety or productivity risks.
The best way to do this is via 3D mine scanning, and the best tool for this job is the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ mine scanner.
Because the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is fully mobile, can easily be mounted on an existing mine vehicle (e.g. ATV), and can be used while the vehicle is being driven at normal speed, information can be gathered and used very quickly and easily.
Also, because an existing mine vehicle is typically used to move the scanner from one part of the mine to another, there is generally no need for other scanner mounting devices like tripods, booms, masts or wire lines.
The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ can even be mounted on wagon to enable scanning by hand in tight spaces. Anywhere you can walk or reach, you can scan.
The 3D mine scanning data collected by the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is easy to use and can be imported to existing software packages, allowing mine engineers to analyze the information from the comfort and safety of their offices.
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