The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is the ideal mobile geological feature extraction tool.
Over the last few years, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanners have made a significant impact on the way surveying is done within some branches of heavy engineering. LiDAR scanners work on a similar principle to RADAR, except that they use pulses of light instead of radio waves, and are well-suited to survey activities inside underground mines, especially mobile geological feature extraction exercises.
Unlike many other LiDAR scanners on the market, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ 3D underground mine scanner is fully mobile and can quickly create accurate 3D point cloud data on the move, e.g. when mounted on a mine vehicle (e.g. an ATV) that is driven through the mine at normal operating speed.
This ability to perform mobile geological feature extraction scanning exercises makes the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ far more practical for use in most underground mining applications than static LiDAR scanners. Because the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ can quickly generate data on the move, regular scanning exercises are more feasible than would be the case with static scanners that are often used mounted on tripods and have to be moved manually to new scanning sites.
Also, because it is unobtrusively mounted on a vehicle that moves easily and quickly around the mine, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ causes minimal disruption to mining operations because there are no tripods, mounting brackets, or other associated hardware to get in the way. The ability to scan large areas of an underground mine much faster than would be the case using static scanners also limits operational disruption and the time staff members must dedicate to scanning-related activities.
Contact us now to find out more about the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ mobile 3D scanner and how mobile geological feature extraction can benefit your mine.