The latest release of BlastMetriX3D from 3G Software & Measurement is designed to broaden its range of application for highly complex blast sites.

The Graz, Austria-based company notes that large blast sites in the U.S. with more than 2,500 ft (800 m) extension have recently been successfully and effectively surveyed using the system, and that BlastMetriX3D is the only 3-D profiling system that simultaneously allows a geologic assessment of the rock mass. “In order to profile a bench face with a highly irregular crest, single points have been surveyed using mobile GPS or a prism pole. This is no longer required with the new BlastMetriX3D,” said Dr. Andreas Gaich, general manager, 3G Software & Measurement GmbH.

“With our approach, very complex bench faces [can be] surveyed in a simple manner and there is no additional surveying instrumentation required,” said Dr. Markus Pötsch, sales manager.