MINING LiDAR APPLICATIONS
VOLUME OPTIMIZATION AND COMPUTATION
LiDAR point cloud and a very detailed topographic map derived from it is the solution to achieve high accuracy and precision in planning paradigms used in mine designs, production planning, and valuation of mining in the Philippines.
Topographic surveys are conducted to determine the configuration of the Earth's surface, defined by the elevation of points on a portion of land and the location of natural and man-made features on it. LiDAR applications in mining also include LiDAR Mapping which produces a very detailed and accurate topo map that is coupled with orthophotos. Accurate topographic maps are used for geohazard mapping, pit areas, stockpiles, waterways, and safety areas and clearances.
DIGITAL TERRAIN MODEL (DTM)
A DTM is a "bare ground model" that contains elevation of natural terrain features such as barren ridge tops. From a LiDAR Point Cloud, another one of LiDAR applications in mining in the Philippines, elevation data of vegetation and infrastructure are filtered out, and only ground features are retained to generate the DTM.
DIGITAL SURFACE MODEL (DSM)
A DSM is a "canopy model" that contains only the top buildings, trees, and vegetation. Points on the ground are shown when there is nothing on top or over it.
Detailed topographic map and river survey will enhance the understanding and assessment of exposure to flood risk and therefore strengthen the outcomes of flood studies, which are essential to enhance safety measures, improve business continuity plans, and aide in community resilience through risk awareness and preparedness to the hazard of mining in the Philippines.
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
Accurate detailing of different elements or parts of a mining site and energy plants makes a reliable engineering design. The capability of LiDAR Technology in baseline mapping and detailed as-builts of structural or industrial facilities is ideal for exploration, resource management, terrain mapping, inspection survey, and feasibility studies. The LiDAR data may serve useful for multiple purposes from planning to operations, volume computations, site monitoring, and rehabilitation.