Application of Aerial 3d LiDAR Scanning Technique in Open Pit Mines

  • Arli LLABANI
  • Freskida ABAZAJ
Keywords: LIDAR, mines, accuracy, scanning


The application of Aerial 3D LiDAR scanning techniques in open-pit mines represents a transformative advancement in the field of mining and resource extraction. This cutting-edge technology leverages Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors mounted on aerial platforms to generate highly detailed and accurate three-dimensional representations of open-pit mining landscapes. This abstract explores the myriad ways in which Aerial 3D LiDAR scanning is revolutionizing open-pit mining operations. One significant benefit of employing Aerial 3D LiDAR scanning in open-pit mines is its unparalleled capability to provide precise topographical and geological data. The technology enables rapid and comprehensive mapping of the mining site, facilitating enhanced geological modeling and accurate volume calculations. This, in turn, contributes to optimized mine planning and improved operational efficiency. Moreover, Aerial 3D LiDAR scanning plays a pivotal role in enhancing safety measures within open-pit mines. The technology allows for real-time monitoring of pit walls, identifying potential hazards such as rockfalls or slope instabilities. By providing early warnings, it aids in preventing accidents and ensuring the well-being of on-site personnel.

In conclusion, the application of Aerial 3D LiDAR scanning in open-pit mines is a transformative force, revolutionizing the industry by offering unprecedented accuracy in mapping and monitoring. This technological innovation not only optimizes operational processes but also elevates safety standards, positioning itself as a cornerstone in the evolution of modern mining practices.


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How to Cite
LLABANI, A., & ABAZAJ, F. (2024). Application of Aerial 3d LiDAR Scanning Technique in Open Pit Mines. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 261-272. Retrieved from