Using a mobile underground mapping system to scan your mine makes it more efficient and easier to manage.
Having accurate information showing what is going on in each part of an underground mine makes it much easier for mining engineers to monitor activities and be aware of potential hazards. This makes their lives a lot easier and allows them to respond faster when risky situations do occur, making the mine safer and more efficient overall.
3D LiDAR (laser) based mapping systems are a very valuable tool when it comes to gathering data about the status of working faces, stopes, tunnels, shafts and other parts and features of the mine. 3D scanners can also be used to validate the location of key equipment.
An underground mapping system based on a top-class mobile mine scanner is a major asset when it comes to data gathering and overall mine management.
Unlike in the case of tripod-mounted systems, an underground mapping system that is based on a mobile scanner is very simple. The fundamental piece of equipment is the scanner itself. In the case of the uGPS Rapid Mapper™, the scanner is attached to an existing mine vehicle like an ATV (horizontal scanning) or a shaft conveyance (vertical scanning), so there is no extra requirement for special vehicles, trolleys, etc.
Aside from the scanner, the other components of the underground mapping system are a PC (not dedicated; one already in use by mine engineers is fine) and the software to collate, analyze, and report on the data gathered (this software is supplied along with the uGPS Rapid Mapper™).
When it comes to underground mapping systems for use in underground mines and other similar environments, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ really ticks all the boxes. Using this mobile 3D scanner as the basis of the underground mapping system at your mine or other location will ensure that you are gathering data in the fastest, most efficient way possible.
Contact us now to find out more about the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ mobile 3D scanner and how using an underground mapping system can benefit your mine.