Users will be able to easily register laser scans to coordinate systems, including local mine grid coordinates. As soon as scans are brought into I-Site Studio they are ready for processing. There is no need to undertake custom transformations.
Jason Richards, global business development manager, laser imaging solutions at Maptek, said: “This new tool will save substantial time for surveyors working with mine coordinates. The biggest advantage is that users only need to specify a coordinate system once to use it thereafter. They can also import the site geoid and .dc file for correct site parameters and save it into their site or project folder. I-Site Studio applies the geoid transformation when scans are imported and they automatically load in the predefined system.”
Another option in the I-Site Studio 6.1 coordinates upgrade allows users to take a scan object or surface not already in a coordinate system and define it to a coordinate system, applying projections correctly.
Users can also easily change between systems by choosing from predefined grid coordinate systems or the stored mine grid system.
I-Site Studio 6.1 also includes improved support for continuous mapping with I-Site Drive.
Richards explained: “Once a scan is imported into I-Site Studio, querying the scan extents reveals the scanning route and labels the track. The route geometry can be saved as a CAD file. This upgrade builds on the earlier 2016 release of I-Site Studio 6 which delivered significant new 3D CAD, geology, geotechnical and production reporting tools. We will continue to support surveyors through workflow improvements.”
I-Site Studio 6.1 was released today and is available now.