Accurate Stockpiling Inside a Hole

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Stockpiling inside a hole can be tricky business because of the limited information available concerning the floor beneath the material to be measured.  Pre-Scanning the hole/pit before storage allows precise volume measurements.  Here are some images taken by one of our field specialists, Brett Murphy.  With Mobile LiDAR technology and skilled technicians, every measurement in this challenging scenario is now an apples to apples comparison with the past.  It offers superior accuracy and credibility.

This is a closed pit that has been designated now as the new location for inventory storage. By scanning this pit before adding any inventory, we will be able to get great measurement from here forward without having to guess the dimensions or depth of the hole.

This is a closed pit that has been designated now as the new location for inventory storage. By scanning this pit before adding any inventory, we will be able to get great measurement from here forward without having to guess the dimensions or depth of the hole.

Now that the hole has inventory in it we are able to compare the volume difference between when it is full and empty. No guesswork required.

Now that the hole has inventory in it we are able to compare the volume difference between when it is full and empty. No guesswork required.

 

Image: Same Stockpile, Different Days

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Just this past week on several occasions we were thumbing through our archives to pull up data from previous inventories.  Our clients wanted to see how their inventories have changed shape and size between last week’s scan and the previous measurement.  Here’s an example of one such pile that has changed over time.

The brown dtm is the pile in May while the blue is the dtm six months later.