Firmatek uses truck-mounted laser scanners (Lidar) to capture high-resolution, high-accuracy topographic data. Pits, settling ponds, floors, highwalls, muck piles and greenfield sites can now be accurately, efficiently and cost-effectively measured using laser scanning technology.
All data is captured on State Plane Coordinates so that it can be incorporated with mine plans, design CAD, aerial flyovers and surveys from other consultants. Lasers are the gold standard of topographic measurement and our ground-based systems make the technology scalable enough to cover 1 Acre or 1,000 Acres.
Examples of some of our capabilities include: pit progression scanning, reserve calculations, blast volume calculations, and settling pond airspace calculations.