Mining Point Clouds

A prominent Western Australian surveying firm won a bid for pre-design surveys for a complex mining infrastructure spanning tens of kilometers - but with a tight window for completion.  They chose the Trimble X7 for its ease of use, durability in harsh environments, and automated cloud registration, speeding up not only field acquisition time, but also reducing office processing time.

The Pilbara region in the northwest of the State of Western Australia is remote, arid, and rich in mineral resources.  The region accounts for nearly 40 percent of global iron ore production; local residents joke that in some places you could "weld rocks together."  The mining town of Tom Price is the hub of a complex of dozens of some of the world's largest iron ore mining operations.