Drone LiDAR Surveying for a Coal Conveyor Belt
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On this episode we feature McGehee Engineering, Inc.
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McGehee Engineering, incorporated since 1989, found their niche in the coal mining industry in Alabama and has since grown their business into a multi-disciplined consulting firm providing mining, environmental, civil, geotechnical, analytical, and specialized expertise to a broad range of clients.
Keeping up with the times, means keeping up with technology, and the McGehee team has become experts in aerial mapping and surveying. Especially on this particularly challenging project for one of their coal mining customers who need to build a large conveyor belt on the side of a steep bluff to transport material down the cliff.
The sheer size, extreme terrain, and extensive vegetation would take months to survey using traditional methods to create the topos of the bluffs and forests. That’s why McGehee Engineering utilized TrueView LiDAR technology from GeoCue to quickly survey the project, safely collect the data, and more accurately provide the contours and surface designs needed to engineer the coal conveyor belt. Watch how they overcome the terrain, distance, and the challenges of a busy waterway in these next episodes of Down to Earth: the Coal Belt.