Measuring Stockpiles with 3D Mobile Laser Scanning
- Published: Sunday, 10 March 2013 17:08
By Richard A. Hisert and Trevor R. Thomas
It is not that often that a new technology comes along that effectively makes the old methods obsolete. The personal computer, Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Internet are a few examples of technology breakthroughs that once they became available, there was no going back. Mobile laser scanning, or what some refer to as LiDAR (think of radar, but instead of radio waves a laser beam is used) is one of those “game-changing” technologies.