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Case Study: Barrick Bulyanhulu and Kibali: Stope Scanning

Shadowing in CMS scans was a perennial challenge at Barrick's Bulyanhulu and Kibali sites. Surveyors were unable to obtain accurate and complete production data using the traditional pole-mounted CMS scanning [...]

Case Study: Pinpointing a Blockage in an Inaccessible Hydro Station Tunnel

When a station in Hyltebruk in southwest Sweden was alerted to a surface level sinkhole above a water tunnel, they needed to locate and investigate the rockfall and probable deterioration [...]

Case Study: Osprey Integrity Speeds up Natural Disaster Recovery with Fast, Accurate Data Capture

After a natural disaster, repairing critical infrastructure can take years, making it difficult to return to life as usual. Forming an accurate damage assessment is vital as the first step [...]

Case Study: Simplifying Detailed Data Capture to Create a Digital Twin of a Complex Onshore Compressor Station

Digitally capturing 3D point cloud data for oil and gas assets presents unique challenges and opportunities. An onshore compressor station is no exception, comprising vast amounts of equipment that typically [...]

Case Study: Maintaining Safe Operations at Northparkes Block Cave Mine

CMOC's Northparkes mine is Australia's first block cave mine and one of Australia's largest copper producers, providing 26,997 tonnes of copper in 2020. In 2018 Northparkes commenced a ventilation upgrade [...]

Report: Emesent’s High-Quality Mapping And Drone Autonomy Technology Enables The Rapid Creation Of 3D Digital Twins

This report, produced by Verdantix, delves into the features that enable Hovermap to assist in the rapid creation of digital twins, including: the ability to enable compatible drones to navigate [...]

Case Study: GeoZICHT Achieves Entire Traffic Bridge Inspection

GeoZICHT sought a tool to enhance the collection of complete visual inspection data for bridge inspections while also increasing the overall safety of the underlying process. As the bearer of [...]

Case Study: Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines Improves Safety and Productivity in Underground Survey

Mount Isa Mines improves survey safety and efficiency The Emesent Hovermap helps Mount Isa Mines maintain safety and mining efficiency through rapid scanning of underground areas. An alternative to CMS, [...]

Case Study: Brierley Associates Speeds up road tunnel inspection

Brierley Associates sought a solution to tunnel inspection that would reduce the disruption to traffic while keeping the inspection team safe. Instead of using the typical tunnel inspection method of [...]

Case Study: UDM Group Improves Efficiency and Safety for Topographic Surveys

Hovermap helps UDM Group reduce time-on-site for a bridge survey and flood study. Utility Detection and Mapping (UDM) Group is an Australian survey firm based in Cambridge, Tasmania, that conducts [...]

Case Study: Kalmar Municipality streamlines digital capture for community planning

Kalmar Municipality captured a heritage landmark completely and quickly - a great start to their digital capture of the municipality. The municipal government of Kalmar, Sweden, embarked on an initiative [...]

Case Study: Walden Environmental Engineering Captures New Insights and Revenue

Walden Environmental Engineering have realized new revenue opportunities Walden have also improved efficiencies, all through their partnership with Hovermap user Harkin Aerial. Harkin have simplified and streamlined complex projects, including [...]

Case Study: Glencore Kidd Operations Stope Mapping

How Emesent Hovermap technology is helping Glencore improve its understanding of stope conditions at the Kidd Operations mine site. Kidd Operations mine in Ontario, Canada, operates at depths below 3,000 [...]

Case Study: Glencore Kidd Operations Convergence Monitoring

Improving convergence and ground control monitoring at Glencore's Kidd Creek Operations with Emesent Hovermap. At Glencore’s Kidd Operations, the geotech team rely on data captured with Hovermap to inform their [...]

Case Study: Grass Valley Center for the Arts Optimizes Operations with Hovermap

Hovermap provides Grass Valley Center for the Arts great insights after a new renovation and valuable data for future renovations. The Grass Valley Center for the Arts is a multi-use [...]

20+ Ways to Use Hovermap in Underground Mining

Underground mines see savings on equipment and consultancy services with Hovermap’s versatility providing multiple applications. Hovermap's capability to reduce safety risks for personnel and equipment, and improve mining efficiency, comes [...]


Improving Convergence Monitoring Using LiDAR Data at Rio Tinto's Argyle Diamond Mine Hovermap mobile LiDAR scanner improves safety and areal coverage in convergence monitoring. In December 2019, Rio Tinto engaged [...]

How Dwkya Mining Services is using Hovermap to scan and manage open cast voids

In November 2020, Emesent partner Dwyka Mining Services was contracted to assess the geometry and volume of a cavity that was exposed in a client’s open pit, following surface blasting. [...]

Case Study: Evolution Mining

How Emesent Hovermap technology helped Evolution Mining improve its stope design and reconciliation process at Mungari gold mine In March 2020, Evolution’s survey team purchased Hovermap to map stopes. However, [...]

Case Study: BHP’s Olympic Dam Mine

How mobile LiDAR data delivers better outcomes at BHP’s Olympic Dam mine BHP’s Olympic Dam mine was an early adopter of Hovermap. First deployed in Feb 2019 to map stopes, [...]

How Emesent Hovermap technology helped Petra Diamonds save millions

Petra Diamonds save millions in remediation costs at its Finsch Mine. Finsch mine management needed an accurate condition assessment of an orepass to help them decide between remediation, to repair [...]

Case Study: LKAB Kiruna Seismic Event Inspections

Emesent Hovermap technology helps LKAB complete fall of ground inspections quickly and safely at Kiruna mine. Swedish mining company LKAB mines and processes iron ore for the global steel market. [...]

Case Study: Pertamina Balongan Refinery Data Capture

Emesent Hovermap technology helps Pertamina safely survey a bulk oil storage tank at the Balongan refinery. Indonesian national energy company Pertamina produces and processes oil and gas for the domestic [...]

Stope Mapping with Hovermap

Map stopes in minutes Hovermap enables data capture of critical underground mine excavations, delivering new insights for mine planning and operations. With Hovermap, mine and geotechnical engineers can easily map [...]

Use Case: Vertical Infrastructure

Mapping Vertical Infrastructure - Hovermap in Underground Mines Vertical infrastructure, orepasses, shafts, and raises, can be difficult, dangerous, and costly to scan. With Hovermap, it’s now possible to capture data [...]

White Paper: Georeferencing Hovermap Point Clouds using ‘Best Fit’ Sphere Registration in CloudCompare

Accuracy Evaluation: Georeferencing Hovermap Point Clouds using ‘Best Fit’ Sphere Registration in CloudCompare Lightweight and easy to deploy, the Emesent Hovermap LiDAR scanning system is opening new opportunities to quickly [...]

Safe, Fast & Easy Mapping of Underground Hard Rock Mines

Safe, Fast & Easy Mapping of Underground Hard Rock Mines Mining and regional stresses make underground mines high-risk environments for personnel, equipment, and infrastructure. Measuring and monitoring cavity conditions are [...]

20+ Ways to Use Hovermap

Discover 20+ of Hovermap’s many data capture applications across a wide range of industries. Hovermap is a mobile lidar mapping solution designed for challenging GPS-denied environments. Uniquely versatile, Hovermap’s scanning [...]

Paper: BHP Olympic Dam use mobile drone LiDAR for structural data collection and analysis

Abstract This paper discusses the process of acquiring and preparing drone-based LiDAR data for geomechanics and explores the spatial and structural relationship between drone data and window mapping for implementation [...]

Overview of mobile lidar use underground

Mobile LiDAR for underground geomechanics This paper details the background to how mobile mapping technology has been introduced into underground mining geomechanics. The hardware and processing limitations are discussed with [...]

Hovermap Accuracy

Hovermap achieves ±5 millimetre accuracy in walking scan Lightweight, easy to use and deploy, the versatile Emesent Hovermap mobile LiDAR scanner is changing the way that people think about the [...]

Hovermap helps XM2 PURSUIT bring blockbusters to the silver screen.

XM2 PURSUIT Special Effects XM2 PURSUIT are experts in aerial cinematography for the film and television and commercial industries. For VFX work, they capture data to develop highly accurate 3D [...]

How UDM Group reduced capture from days to hours.

Emesent’s distributor UAS Inc demonstrates the various use cases for Hovermap in underground mining.

Mining More Efficiently in OZ Minerals Carrapateena copper mine.

Watch how Hovermap was deployed to inspect and assess the damage of a seismic earthquake.

Building mapping and facade inspection using Hovermap.

Learn about Autonomy Level 2 for Hovermap.

Learn how Hovermap quickly, safely and easily maps underground mine stopes.

Hovermap detects 1mm wires.

The team at Halo Robotics, a distributor of Hovermap, scan the world’s 3rd tallest statue.