Automatic Stockpile Toe Extraction

Published On: November 10, 2016


LP360 includes a Point Cloud Task (PCT) that will automatically digitize the toe of a clean stockpile and can allow for the classification of overhead structures such as conveyors. This tool saves considerable time when computing stockpile volumetrics.

A "clean" stockpile is one with a clear demarcation of the boundary from a 3D perspective that allows you to clearly distinguish the base at all points along the pile. On the other hand, sometimes a pile is ill defined, with close by vegetation and uneven terrain making distinguishing the base difficult. Our automatic stockpile toe extractor will not properly function on this type of configuration. The toe will have to be manually edited using Feature Edit tools.

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