Mining surveying is the branch of surveying that deals with mines’ layout, construction, and operation. It includes the determination of positions, shapes, sizes, and depths of underground mineral deposits and surface features created by mining.
Surveying plays an important role in ensuring the safety of miners and the efficiency of mining operations. By accurately mapping underground mine workings, mining surveyors can help miners avoid dangerous areas and ensure they work in the most efficient areas. In addition, surveying can be used to create 3D models of underground mine workings, which can plan future mining operations.
The accuracy of mining surveys is essential for the safety of miners and the efficiency of mining operations. Mining surveyors use a variety of surveying techniques, including traditional surveying methods such as triangulation and traversing, and more modern methods such as GPS and laser scanning.