LiDAR has distinct advantages over traditional methods when evaluating the topography of open pits and mines.  These include significantly denser data sampling resulting in more accurate volumetric models, speed of acquisition and processing, convenience and lower relative cost of the LiDAR survey. 

Our LiDAR systems can acquire over 2,000,000 points per square kilometer.  The density of the LiDAR samples and resultant volume calculations easily provide superior results.
Most mining projects completed are geared towards feasibility studies, potential site development or volumetric analysis, however with LiDAR, additional uses include structural geology, geomorphology, run-off modeling, power line corridors and transportation access.  Enhanced orthophoto imagery is also available to enhance your survey.

Services and Data Products Provided

  • Digital Elevation Models
  • Contour maps
  • Digital ortho-photography
  • Volumetric surveys
  • Planning roads and mining infrastructure
  • Watershed models


LiDAR data is acquired, processed and delivered in digital format.  This makes it very easy to create data products that meet a wide range of needs.   Programs such as AutoCad, ArcView, ERDAS and others have the capability to import and export LiDAR data. GeoDigital International also offers consultation to assist companies integrate LiDAR data and solutions into their internal operations.  

Key Benefits

  • Faster than traditional survey methods
  • Increased safety for field crews
  • High accuracy
  • > 2,000,000 points per square kilometer
  • Less costly than conventional methods
  • Rapid turnaround

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