“Enerven worked collaboratively with Roxby Downs Council on this project to give them a better understanding of LiDAR technology and how to interpret the data
Roxby Downs Council is the local government area covering the town of Roxby Downs and the Olypmic Dam mine site in South Australia. It has an area of 110 km2 and an estimated population of nearly 4,500. Roxby Council was built by WMC Resources in partnership with the State Government in 1982, as part of the provisions of the provisions of the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act. The Council are responsible for all utility assets in the township.
The Council are reviewing their asset management plan and required a means of creating up to
date location data of their assets.
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology collects highly accurate spatial data that informs 3D representation of a surveyed area, capturing any asset at a particular point in time and space.
Enerven provided a LiDAR scan to Roxby Downs council as well as a day of training to help the Council get started with investigations using mobile LiDAR data and training to interpret the data that was collected during the scan.
We used our custom-built mobile LiDAR vehicle and LiDAR processing computer to capture and
process the data; which operates with Topcon IP-S2 HD. It collects 1.3 million points per second at a range of 100 metres, with a 360-degree field of view. It also has on-board inertial measurement unit and external wheel encoders, in addition to GPS positioning. The technology has the ability to GEO-reference the data collected – positioning the data into its global surroundings so the operator can pin-point the exact location of the image in reference to the entire asset.
While other surveyors may offer similar data capture services, they often don’t have the equipment or capability to interpret the data, analyse it and present it in a meaningful format that can help inform next steps.