Laser scanning systems for mining

3D Laser Mapping is launching its inaugural user conference for the mining community. Aimed at both existing and prospective users of laser scanning systems, within  the mining community, the event will provide hands-on training, end user presentations and of course the chance to network with industry peers and the 3D Laser Mapping team. The two-day conference will be co-hosted by Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, at the Potgietersrust platinum mine in South Africa where delegates can experience laser-scanning systems in operation. Organised in conjunction with  Reutech Radar Systems, the South African Distributor of 3D Laser Mapping’s laser scanning and slope monitoring systems for South Africa and SADC region, the conference will take place February 19-20 2008.
“This event is designed to have something for everyone,” said Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping. “New or inexperienced users can see the systems in operation and learn from their peers, we will also offer plenty of opportunities for advice and one to one practical support. For the more experienced user we will be demonstrating the latest developments in technology and exploring the future of laser scanning for the mining operation.”
The conference will include end user presentations from some of the leading mining operators in South Africa, including a site visit to the Potgietersrust mine in Mokopane where delegates will have the chance to see 3D Laser Mapping’s SiteMonitor software in operation with Anglo Platinum’s laser scanners, also supplied by 3D Laser Mapping. The onsite visit will also include a demonstration of the new laser scanner from Riegl, which delivers a 6 km operating range.
Members  of the 3D Laser Mapping Team and representatives from RRS will also be on hand  to provide delegates with an update on developments in software, hardware and  support and also explore the future of laser scanning within the mining  operation. Delegates will also be able to obtain practical advice and one to one  support and participate in discussion groups and feedback sessions guiding the  future development of 3D Laser Mapping’s products and services.
3D Laser Mapping is a UK based specialist in laser scanning solutions, the Riegl  Premier Distributor for the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa and the leading  distributor of TerraScan software. 3D Laser Mapping integrates laser scanner hardware systems with its own software and peripherals to create robust solutions for mining. www.3dlasermapping.com