3D Laser Mapping launches inaugural user conference for the mining community
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3D Laser Mapping launches inaugural user conference for the mining community

October 16, 2007 -- Nottingham, UK - 3D Laser Mapping, the UK based specialist in laser measurement technology, has announced its inaugural Mining User Conference. Aimed at both existing and prospective users of laser scanning systems, within the mining community, the event will provide hands-on training, end user presentations and of course the chance to network with industry peers and the 3D Laser Mapping team.

The 2-day conference will be co-hosted by Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, at the Potgietersrust Platinum Limited Mine in South Africa where delegates can experience laser-scanning systems in operation. Organised in conjunction with Reutech Radar Systems (Pty) Ltd (RRS), the South African Distributor of 3D Laser Mapping’s laser scanning and slope monitoring systems for South Africa and SADC region, the conference will take place from the 19th to 20th February 2008.

“This event is designed to have something for everyone,” said Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping. “New or inexperienced users can see the systems in operation and learn from their peers, we will also offer plenty of opportunities for advice and one to one practical support.” He continued, “For the more experienced user we will be demonstrating the latest developments in technology and exploring the future of laser scanning for the mining operation.”

The 2 day conference will include end user presentations from some of the leading mining operators in South Africa, including a site visit to the Potgietersrust Platinum mine in Mokopane where delegates will have the chance to see 3D Laser Mapping’s SiteMonitor software in operation with Anglo Platinum’s laser scanners, also supplied by 3D Laser Mapping. The onsite visit will also include a demonstration of the new laser scanner from Riegl, which delivers a 6 km operating range.

Members of the 3D Laser Mapping Team and representatives from RRS will also be on hand to provide delegates with an update on developments in software, hardware and support and also explore the future of laser scanning within the mining operation. Delegates will also be able to obtain practical advice and one to one support and participate in discussion groups and feedback sessions guiding the future development of 3D Laser Mapping’s products and services.

3D Laser Mapping is a UK based specialist in laser scanning solutions, the Riegl Premier Distributor for the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa and the leading distributor of TerraScan software. 3D Laser Mapping integrates laser scanner hardware systems with their own software and peripherals to create robust solutions for sectors such as mining, mapping and manufacturing. These are available through their worldwide network of specialist partners who also offer installation, product support and training services.

CONTACT: Dr Graham Hunter, 3D Laser Mapping Ltd, Email Contact
tel: +44 (0) 870 442 9400, www.3dlasermapping.com