Underground Mapping

uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is the perfect choice for fast, accurate underground mapping.

When it comes to underground mapping, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ has all the features and technology required to give you fast, accurate results.
Underground Tunnel Mapping
Monitoring is a big part of underground mining. Most underground mining activities happen deep below the surface, in challenging conditions.

One useful way to monitor the inside of a mine is by performing regular underground mapping exercises. In the past, various methods were used to map out the inside of an underground mine, but today, the most common and efficient way to perform this task is by using 3D laser (LiDAR) scanners.

Regular underground mapping using laser technology allows mine engineers to constantly keep tabs on the status of excavations within the mine, especially tunnels. An added benefit to using laser scanning is that vehicles and other equipment (mobile or fixed) will show up in the regular scans, confirming that all items are still intact and where they are supposed to be.

For scanning to be truly useful as an underground mapping method, though, it needs to be performed regularly. This means that speed and accuracy are essential.

Fixed, tripod-mounted scanners produce accurate scans, but at a very slow pace. By comparison, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ 3D mobile mine scanner can be attached to a mine vehicle and rapidly produce 3D point cloud data on-the-fly, as the vehicle moves through the mine, at accuracy rates comparable to static (tripod-mounted) scanners. This makes it the ideal choice for underground mapping exercises in all types of underground mines.

Contact us now to find out more about the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ mobile 3D scanner.