The use of a terrestrial laser scanner in an open cut mining environment

Wall, Adrian (2009) The use of a terrestrial laser scanner in an open cut mining environment. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Advances in terrestrial laser scanning technology in the areas of topographic data capture, represent new and exciting opportunities for the mining industry, in particular open cut coal. Terrestrial scanning offers an alternative to traditional survey techniques. It consists of automated high speed data capture of complex surfaces in often inaccessible environments. The use of a TLS system has been examined in this dissertation with respect to its cost effectiveness, user friendliness, and ability to comply with relevant government legislation regulating its use in the open cut coal surveys.The ability to be able to set up the TLS system in a safe location for both operator and machine and acquire all the data of a traditional survey and much more without putting the operator in the line of fire, suggests that TLS systems in dangerous working environments such as mining, will become common place in the near future. This dissertation has been developed from the start of 2008 when the evaluation for purchase of a TLS system was undertaken, and as such prices listed for equipment are indicative for that time. Since then, the prices of TLS systems have dropped dramaticallly, which is a direct reflection of the markets acceptance of TLS technology and surveyor confidence in the stated accuracies of the machines


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 04:15
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2010 00:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrisl; scanning; automated; TLS; confidence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020502 Lasers and Quantum Electronics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8535

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