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High-Specification Laser Scanning Systems for Monitoring Mine Safety and Activity

1A Church Street,
NG13 8AL,
United Kingdom
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3D Laser Mapping specialises in high-specification laser scanning systems for monitoring mine safety and activity. The company’s fixed and mobile laser systems provide a continuous electronic eye to automatically monitor mines 24 hours a day. The systems provide significant improvements in mine safety and automatically map and measure production. A live, online reporting capability provides remote support and monitoring from anywhere in the world via the Internet.

Long-range mine laser scanners

With specifications that other monitoring techniques cannot achieve, laser scanning opens up a whole new dimension in monitoring. 3D Laser Mapping employs the latest long-range laser scanners, which can capture up to 11,000 point measurements per second, to an accuracy of 10mm and at a range of up to 6,000m.

Fixed mine laser-scanning system

3D Laser Mapping’s SiteMonitor fixed laser-scanning system is designed to measure and monitor the stability of rock faces and slopes to improve mine safety. An Internet reporting service allows operations to be remotely monitored in real time from any location in the world.

SiteMonitor also monitors and helps optimise production by generating a digital terrain map of the mine that can be used to continually measure extraction or fill rates and volumes. An analysis module allows data analysis and interpretation, including 3D viewing, automated cross-section production and the graphical display of measurements over a set time period.

The SiteMonitor fixed laser scanning system measures minute changes in slopes and rock faces.
3D Laser Mapping offers a range of laser scanning solutions for rapid surveys of mines, quarries, waste deposits and transportation routes.
SiteMonitor is already installed in mines across the world and through an internet facility, allowing mines to be monitored 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world.
3D Laser Mapping is at the forefront of laser scanning in the mining sector.
Data from SiteMonitor fixed laser scanning systems is already being continuously streamed from gold, platinum and diamond mines in Africa to 3D Laser Mapping’s global operations centre in Nottingham, UK.

Mine safety monitoring equipment

3D Laser Mapping’s range of mine safety monitoring equipment includes SiteMonitor analysis software, which tracks and compares displacement measurements over time. It features an alarm module that can be programmed to monitor recordings for unexpected or unusual measurements. This provides an early warning of abnormal movement and therefore potential failures in the active mining area that may impact on production, cause damage to equipment or even cause injury to personnel.

3D mapping technology – mobile, fixed and airborne laser systems

3D Laser Mapping offers a range of mobile, fixed and airborne laser systems that can be used for site surveys, perimeter security, research and exploration. 3D Laser Mapping has, for example, developed an innovative remote-controlled laser mapping vehicle called 3DR1 for use underground where mine entry is unsafe.

Global support for mine safety monitoring laser-scanning systems

Through a worldwide network of distributors 3D Laser Mapping is able to provide frontline support and service for a growing international client base. Using the internet-based support option SiteMonitor data is already being continuously streamed from gold, platinum and diamond mines in Africa to 3D Laser Mapping’s global operations centre in Nottingham, UK.

Press Releases

  • 3D Laser Mapping Appoint Jon Chicken as Managing Director

    3D Laser Mapping has appointed Jon Chicken as managing director. Jon will take on responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Nottingham-based supplier of laser scanning hardware and software and will manage the company's continued worldwide expansion.

  • 3D Laser Mapping Expands Sales Team with New Appointment

    3D Laser Mapping has expanded its sales operation with the appointment of Jon Chicken to the position of sales director. Operating in the UK and across mainland Europe, Jon will be responsible for managing growth in sales of laser scanning hardware, software and systems including the world's most

  • 3D Laser Mapping Jointly Develops First Mobile Laser Mapper in Africa

    Global Geomatics is set to revolutionise the survey market in Africa following the purchase of a StreetMapper mobile laser mapping system. It is the first system of its kind to be operational in Africa and will provide Global Geomatics with a competitive advantage with a world-leading rapid surve

  • 3D Laser Mapping System to Predict Avalanches in the Himalayas

    3D Laser Mapping is proud to announce that the company's laser mapping technology is being employed to predict avalanches in the Himalayas. The SiteMonitor laser monitoring system, developed by 3D Laser Mapping and first used to monitor gold mines in Africa, is being distributed by Elcome Technol

  • 3D Laser Mapping Launches SiteMonitor Mobile

    3D Laser Mapping has launched an innovative laser-based mine monitoring solution. SiteMonitor Mobile combines the flexibility of a mobile mapping system with the performance and accuracy of a fixed laser monitoring solution. It is designed to improve site safety and increase production and offers

  • 3D Laser Mapping Opens New Headquarters

    3D Laser Mapping has opened a new global headquarters near Nottingham, UK, following continued expansion of its worldwide laser scanning business in the mining sector. This relocation to larger premises will allow for development of a dedicated research and development facility together

  • 3D Laser Mapping Appoints Mining Manager

    3D Laser Mapping, the international developer of laser scanning solutions, has appointed Francois Stroh to the position of global mining product manager. Stroh, an engineering surveyor with more than ten years experience of laser scanning sales, installation, training and support, will

  • 3D Laser Mapping Strikes Gold in the Dominican Republic

    3D Laser Mapping has delivered an advanced laser scanning system to help monitor the construction of a new gold mine in the Dominican Republic. Selected by the Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation the laser scanner will be used to record construction in the process plant, calculate volumes of

  • 3D Laser Mapping Partners with Brazilian Surveying Specialist

    3D Laser Mapping has appointed CPE Technologia to act as a reseller of SiteMonitor, the specialist mine safety monitoring system. Founded in 1974, CPE has established a reputation as a leader in the leasing and sale of surveying equipment in Brazil, and offers a wealth of experience and expertis

  • 3D Laser Mapping Showcases StreetMapper at GEO-10

    GEO-10 combines a trade exhibition that has seen some of the most significant product launches and announcements over its 12-year history. With two days of conference, a packed programme of free, show-floor seminars, live product demos and of course great networking opportunities, including a La

  • 3D Laser Mapping Appoints South American Distributor for SiteMonitor

    3D Laser Mapping has appointed GEOCOM to act as Chilean representative for its high-tech laser scanning systems. With over 20 years’ experience in providing advanced solutions for field surveying, GEOCOM was the obvious partner for the region. Chile is a vital area for mining and econ

  • 3D Laser Mapping First to Equip Kenya with Advanced Laser Scanner

    Mining operations in East Africa are set to benefit from the latest laser mapping technology following the purchase of a high-specification laser scanner by Kenyan firm Ramani Geosystems. Supplied by UK-based 3D Laser Mapping, the Riegl LMS Z420i scanner can map the terrain in 3D up t

  • Laser Scanning Robot Maps Historic Tin Mine

    Nottingham, UK - A revolutionary laser scanning robot has been used to create a highly accurate 3D model of an historic tin mine in Cornwall. Developed by Jobling Purser RSV with support from 3D Laser Mapping, the robot, 3D-R1, utilises the latest laser scanner hardware combined with

  • 3D Laser Mapping Launches Advanced Mine Safety Monitoring System

    3D Laser Mapping has launched a new safety monitoring system that automatically detects tiny movements in slopes and walls in open pit mines. Using advanced laser scanning technology, the modular SiteMonitor 3 system offers extensive user-defined alarm options with remote monitoring over the inte


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