It is not by chance that monitoring solutions from Hexagon Geosystems are being widely used around the globe. For example, in Chile, the largest producer of copper in the world and one of the strongest industries in the mining segment, most of the Chilean mines are relying on that technology daily, and the results couldn’t be better.
In the use of geotechnical monitoring in the mining industry, it’s not only important to understand the processes over long periods of time, to store data or to produce reports. It’s also indispensable to increase safety for people, equipment and machinery in operation.
The process is quite simple: a Robotic Total Station emits an infrared signal, which is reflected from prisms installed on site. These output signals allow even small movements of land to be detected. Such data provides the neccessary information to issue early warnings of soil movements with greater reliability, covering large portions of land. The measurements are made 24/7, making the information available in real time to allow users to make informed decisions. Any movement of land, no matter how small, is identified immediately, ensuring efficiency in any responses to unexpected events.
Of course, it’s not only about the monitoring process itself. There’s a whole architecture composing the solution. The full system provides communication tools, and applications such as the GeoMoS Now allow any user to access the data easily from any device in an intuitive and accesible way. Plus, it’s possible to integrate several instruments to GeoMoS now, which is what we can expect from the future.
Measurements made from different equipment all gathered in the same platform, providing to the user a powerful, but simple and intuitive tool- now that’s shaping smart change.
Camila Fabiana da Silva
Camila Fabiana da Silva has a bachelor and a master’s degree in Geography from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and State University of Campinas, plus a professional experience in Remote Sensing and GIS. Currently she’s a project manager for Geomatics in Appareil Ltda, a Hexagon Geosystems’ distribuitor in Chile.
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