Maptek has announced the release of I-Site Studio 6.1, which features new tools that streamline the management of survey data.

Using I-Site Studio 6.1, surveyors will be able to more easily register laser scans to coordinate systems, including local mine grid coordinates. As soon as scans are brought into I-Site Studio,they are ready for processing. There is no need to undertake custom transformations.

“This new tool will save substantial time for surveyors working with mine coordinates,” says Jason Richards, global business development manager of laser imaging solutions. “The biggest advantage is that users only need to specify a coordinate system once to use it thereafter.”

Surveyorscan also import the site geoid and .dc file for correct site parameters, then save it into their site or project folder. Richards says I-Site Studio applies the geoid transformation when scans are imported and they automatically load in the predefined system.

Another option in the I-Site Studio 6.1 coordinates upgrade allows users to take a scan object or surface not already in a coordinate system and define it to a coordinate system, applying projections correctly. Users can easily change between systems by choosing from predefined grid coordinate systems or the stored mine grid system.

I-Site Studio 6.1 also includes improved support for continuous mapping with I-Site Drive.

“Once a scan is imported into I-Site Studio, querying the scan extents reveals the scanning route and labels the track. The route geometry can be saved as a CAD file,” Richards says.

The latest upgrade builds on the earlier 2016 release of I-Site Studio 6, which delivered new 3D CAD, geology, geotechnical and production reporting tools.

I-Site Studio 6.1 is available now.

About Maptek
Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1,800 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops software including Vulcan, Eureka, Evolution and BlastLogicfor mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation. I-Site is integrated hardware and software for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. The spatial data collected can be used for geotechnical analysis, stockpile measurement, design conformance and movement tracking supported by software systems I-Site Studio, Drive, PerfectDig and Sentry.