Surveying in the Mining Sector

An Overview of Geospatial Methods in Mining Engineering
Geospatial data forms the foundation of mining. The rapidly evolving innovations in the geomatics sector are bringing previously unforeseen opportunities that will provide a major boost, both to mining surveyors and the mining industry as a whole. Read on for an article which starts with some history – after all, we should never forget where we came from. It then goes on to present a general outline of surveying in the mining industry, with a focus on the survey equipment and the technologies that are being used today. Surveyors in the mining industry fulfil an essential function since they provide... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

Surveying the World of Tomorrow

From Digitalisation to Augmented Reality
From 29 May to 2 June Helsinki, Finland – also known as a ‘pearl of the Baltic Sea’ – was the centre of the global surveyors’ community during the FIG Working Week 2017. All participants were warmly welcomed by FIG colleagues in Finland. The programme was exciting and future-oriented. By Christiaan Lemmen, Louise Friis-Hansen and Eva-Maria Unger, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) FIG Honorary President Juha Talvitie, who was president of FIG in 1990 (the last time the FIG Working Week was held in Helsinki) gave a short and inspiring welcome address greeting all the younger surveyors and also those... (read more)
2017-07-06 11:19:01

Highway Surveying Project Costs Halved

Dutch surveying company Geomaat is capturing millimetre-accurate measurements in record times to support a range of highway design, construction and maintenance projects. Using the mobile laser mapping system StreetMapper, and specially developed point cloud software, Geomaat can calculate highly accurate cutting, milling and asphalt figures, create as-built models and undertake change detection.   Jolle Jelle de Vries, Managing Director of Geomaat, said that in the past these types of measurement were undertaken using total stations which was time-consuming, and therefore costly, and had a big impact on other road users. For example a 10km-stretch of highway would have taken at... (read more)
2012-03-08 03:26:22

Topocart Aerial Transmission Line Surveying Project

Topocart, Brazil, has pioneered the application of aerial photogrammetry combined with laser profiling for section surveys to meet the design needs of transmission lines. Despite the extensive experience in conventional topography, the surveys necessary for implementation of transmission lines from power plants that make up the Madeira Complex had serious environmental restrictions for opening of clearings, especially in the Amazon region. These restrictions would jeopardise the implementation schedule of the lines, since only the conventional topography would not be completed in time needed to begin transmission. Topocart undertook to perform surveys of almost 1,500 kilometres, on schedule. For this it... (read more)
2013-03-28 08:30:00

New Platform Connects Construction and Surveying Professionals

Publishing company Geomares, the name behind the leading international magazines GIM International and Hydro International for geospatial and hydrographic surveying professionals, is now expanding its activities with the launch of Geo4Construction. This new online platform brings together construction engineers and geospatial professionals in order to disseminate surveying knowledge in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and pave the way for the digital future. The AEC industry cannot escape the digital transformation, which is creating a growing need for geospatial knowledge. Highly accurate measurements are crucial throughout the built-environment life cycle, and that is precisely where surveying skills come into play.... (read more)
2019-09-13 11:05:26
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