Maptek is showcasing the latest I-Site laser scanner hardware and systems at this week’s Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) 2015 National Conference in the city of Perth.

This is the third successive year Maptek has been a gold sponsor of AIMS, a conference that offers professional development and networking for mine surveying, remote sensing and photogrammetry. Managing Director and Chief Executive of Global Operations Peter Johnson says AIMS remains one of the most important professional events for mine surveyors in Australia to network, learn and advance their skills. “The mining industry benefits directly from this collaboration, and Maptek is very happy to continue to support the event,” Johnson says. “AIMS is a great opportunity for Maptek to connect with our users, to share technical insights and applications and to understand the demands surveyors are facing in their work.” Maptek will be stationed at booth 2 at the Pan Pacific Perth Hotel until Aug. 14.

During the event, Maptek laser scanning consultant Ben Connelly will use a case study of preventing rock falls on a Middle East highway to demonstrate how I-Site technology adds value to geological and geotechnical studies. Defining the geology and stability of the cliff face quickly and safely paved the way for a road construction company to plan a safe expansion project.

In the past year, Maptek has released I-Site Drive, which enables continuous laser scan data acquisition from a moving vehicle. Survey, geology or geotechnical staff can simply drive around the operation to collect accurate data from stockpiles, haul roads and high walls in a single pass. Maptek has also updated spatial data analysis systems I-Site Studio, PerfectDig and Sentry with the latest sensing and visualization technologies to continue to meet the needs of its customers.

Maptek launched 3D point cloud modeling software in 2000 in response to market need for powerful processing, modeling and analysis of spatial data. Since that time, constant development of software and hardware has targeted improvements in survey productivity and the overall mine planning process. This is evidenced by in-built mining workflows, simple data management, smart filtering and advanced geotechnical analysis tools, and visual reporting formats.

About Maptek

Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek is a provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1,700 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops industry-leading software including Vulcan, Eureka, Evolution and BlastLogic for mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation.