ZEB1 helps measure forest stands

A HANDHELD mobile laser scanner is helping researchers in New Zealand develop new working practices to characterize forest stands for management and research purposes. The team at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, required a practical means for accurately locating and measuring individual trees. Using ZEB1 they achieved significant advantages in speed of data capture, quality of the resulting point cloud and ease of use of the system.

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Wirtgen 2200 SM 3.8 delivers more

The 2200 SM 3.8 surface miner operates according to the windrowing method: after cutting the material, it deposits it in three windrows behind it.THE first Wirtgen 2200 SM 3.8 surface miner is being used at a coal mine in northwest China’s Xinjiang province. This new surface miner is replacing conventional mining equipment used locally and Wirtgen experts are providing support.

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ADEN Services and ALTEREA team up

ADEN Services, one of China’s leading facility management companies, has joined forces with French engineering company ALTEREA to develop new energy saving solutions for China. The new joint venture company is well positioned to answer China’s growing need to improve energy efficiency.

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The potential of ‘big data’ in mining

The application of ‘big data’ can help mine operators improve productivity.By Jason Nitz, Fleet Management Superintendent at Newmont Boddington Gold

IN the future, people will look back at the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st as being the genesis of ‘big data’. With the birth of the Internet, wireless networking, and the ever-decreasing cost of digital storage, capturing and storing huge amounts of data has become the rule rather than the exception. Along with the development of the Internet, IP networking has made even more data possible as devices never even dreamt of years ago can now be easily connected.

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