Preserving Smithills Hall's Historical Charm Through Drone-Based 3D Modelling, Building Elevation Survey, and Photogrammetry
The Quarry, located in Horwich, Greater Manchester, faced a daunting challenge in its quarry management operations. The presence of an imposing cliff and fall hazard rendered traditional surveying methods unsafe and inadequate. In pursuit of enhanced safety, operational efficiency, and precision, The Quarry embarked on a transformative journey to harness the capabilities of LiDAR technology, facilitated by the Zenmuse L1 camera.
Client: The Quarry
Location: Horwich, Greater Manchester
Industry: Quarry and Mining
The Quarry faced multifaceted challenges:
Safety at the Forefront: The quarry’s imposing cliff and fall hazard posed a constant threat, rendering traditional surveying methods impractical and perilous.
Operational Excellence: The Quarry aimed to optimize operational efficiency by judiciously allocating resources, effectively managing stockpiles, and strategically planning quarry activities.
Comprehensive Surveying Needs: The quarry required precise topographical data, grade plans, and buffer zone definitions to ensure secure and efficient operations.
Our solution was rooted in the transformative potential of LiDAR technology:
Leveraging LiDAR Technology:
- The Zenmuse L1 camera, equipped with cutting-edge LiDAR technology, emerged as the linchpin of our solution.
- LiDAR technology, utilizing laser pulses for precise distance measurements and 3D point cloud creation, transcended the constraints of conventional surveying methods.
Elevating Safety and Efficiency:
- LiDAR-based surveys enhanced safety by eliminating the need for personnel to operate near the perilous cliff’s edge.
- LiDAR-facilitated surveys expedited operations, resulting in augmented efficiency, reduced timelines, and cost savings.
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- The implementation of LiDAR technology via the Zenmuse L1 camera proceeded seamlessly:
- Our proficient team, equipped with the Zenmuse L1 camera, conducted routine site visits and flyovers, capturing exceptionally accurate LiDAR data of the quarry.
- The LiDAR data was meticulously processed to generate precise topographical maps, grade plans, and buffer zone definitions.