Gallery: IMSSA AGM September 2017

October 16th, 2017, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA) held their annual general meeting and colloquium at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark on 20 and 21 September 2017. Day one of the programme featured a series of presentations covering various technical aspects of mine surveying as well as ongoing issues of professional concern, while day two focused on the AGM and institute affairs.

IMSSA President Dr. Hennie Grobler welcomed the delegates before introducing the first speaker, Mike Lundie from Optron, who presented a case study which compared four different acquisition technologies – an RTK GNSS system, a multi-rotor drone, a terrestrial scanner and a handheld scanner – by means of conducting volumetric surveys at a small crusher plant with four medium-sized stockpiles. Lundie explained that all four sensors performed equally well but stressed to the audience that the choice of scanning tool is dependent on the required accuracy, productivity, profitability, safe working conditions and streamlined workflows.

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