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3D Scanning and Mapping of Underground Mine Workings Using Aerial Drones


Syed Naeem Ahmed - Clickmox Solutions


The underground environment requires various levels of ground control depending on the intended use of the excavation. In places where personnel will be attending, the ground control must have a factor of safety, which is costly unless the work can be carried out by remotely operated equipment. Arial drones are highly flexible in terms of navigating difficult terrain, can be fitted with various payloads and when LIDAR with Simultaneous Localization and Mapping software is employed the unit is a very cost effective tool for monitoring and decision making.