Maptek Sentry is a new system to monitor and report on surface ground movements that have the potential to interrupt mining activity.
Maptek has launched Maptek Sentry – a new system that works with the company’s I-Site 8820 laser scanner to monitor and report on surface ground movements that have the potential to interrupt mining activity.
According to the company, the system will offer “significant advantages for monitoring low wall stability and is a cost-effective solution for acquiring fast and responsive surface change data over large areas”.
“Ease of use is important for busy survey teams. Once the laser scanner is set up, an overview scan provides a starting point to establish multiple zones in an area of interest. The user controls monitoring frequency and site tolerances for notification alerts,” said Maptek Laser imaging solutions manager, Athy Kalatzis.
Displacement, velocity and inverse velocity can be used to trigger notifications, which are automatically sent when network connections are available. A heat map provides an instant overview of surface movement in the selected area, while time-lapse videos and other reporting outputs are easily created.
The original laser scan data can also be exported to Maptek I-Site Studio to calculate volumes, generate surface models and conduct geotechnical analysis.
“We’ve thought hard about operational workflows and the need for flexibility alongside a safe, remote sensing solution,’ said Kalatzis. “You can leave the Sentry laptop in the field and control the system remotely to set new zones for monitoring. Or bring the data back to the office for further analysis and watch movement in real time.”
Written by Jonathan Rowland
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