Digital Image Burden Software for use with Blast Designer 32 By Altongate
The sample photo shown here is a digital photograph (1280 x 960) of
the quarry face to which has been added the burden data imported from
the quarry face survey.
It is not a 3D photo.
- Special software has been developed which automatically calculates
the perspective of the photo so that burden data, processed in Blast
Designer 32 can be imported and printed on to the photo to an accuracy
of a few centimetres from the position measured with the laser profiler.
The digital photograph complete with the burden annotations may be saved
- The single crosses are positioned above the collar location below
each hole marker and the crosses with figures next to them show the
position on the face measured with the laser profiler together with
its associated burden value.
- This new software will also show the surveyed position of each hole
relative to the burden data.
- This software supports multiple setups and has a zoom facility for
closer viewing of danger areas in more detail.
- The combination of photo, burden data and hole position provides
:- A visual check to ensure that any geological anomalies which could
affect the blast have been identified and surveyed, such as the presence
of cavities, clay bands, joint planes, bedding planes or discontinuities.
A permanent visual record of the face together with calculated survey
data prior to blasting.
- Blast Designer 32 already includes video capture software so that
a moving image of the blast can be viewed at normal speed or frame by
frame for blast analysis. With the addition of DIBS, Blast Designer
32 provides a complete visual record of the blast survey.
- This includes :- Face survey with laser profiler PMS Impulse 100LR,
either manually surveyed or auto scanned, hole deviation survey with
Pulsar Blasthole Probe, calculation of burden data, print outs of each
profile section with front view, overhead view with hole position and
volume calculation, position of blast on national grid with ppv values,
digital photo with record of laser burden values and hole position,
hole charging record and video of the blast plus much more management
information which is automatically generated from input data such as
explosive usage costs. For further details please refer to Blast
Designer 32 software specification.
Face view survey points and burden
design printout for hole 4.