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Original Paper

UDC 622+528.08 © A.O. Rada, A.D. Kuznetsov, I.L. Nepomnishchev, N.Yu. Konkov, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 12, pp. 37-43

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-12-37-43


Improving measurements of volumetric objects in the coal industry using laser scanning data


Rada A.O.1, Kuznetsov A.D.1, Nepomnishchev I.L.1, Konkov N.Yu.1

1 Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Rada A.O., PhD (Economic), Director of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail: rada.ao@kemsu.ru

Kuznetsov A.D., Director of the Center for Geodesy, Aerial Survey and Cadastral Works of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail: adkuz@inbox.ru

Nepomnishchev I.L., Head of the Geodesy Sector of the Center for Geodesy, Aerial Surveys and Cadastral Works of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail: i.nepomnischev@i-digit.ru

Konkov N.Yu., Leading Programmer of the Development Department of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail: n.konkov@i-digit.ru


The purpose of the study is to develop and test a method for measuring the volumes of three-dimensional objects in the coal industry, which makes it possible to improve the accuracy of the results and the speed of obtaining them. Compared to existing approaches to processing laser scanning data, it is proposed to use one and only one plane to create the base polygon of the object, place the base polygon and the dense point cloud in the world coordinate system. Testing the technique implemented in the web application on geometric primitives showed high accuracy and increased performance. Further, surveys of coal storages of various sizes were carried out in various ways – ground survey using total stations, aerial photography, airborne laser scanning. The laser scanning data were processed both in the traditional way and according to the method developed in the study. A high convergence of the results of this technique with standard approaches, as well as a fairly high degree of accuracy, is shown.


Coal storage, Rock dump, Storage capacity, Volume measurement, Laser scanning, Dense point cloud, Mine surveying, Digital technologies.


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The research is conducted as part of the comprehensive scientific and technical program of a complete innovative cycle “Development and implementation of a complex of technologies in the fields of exploration and extraction of minerals, ensuring of industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new products of deep processing of coal raw materials with consecutive amelioration of ecological impact on the environment and risks to human life”, approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation from 11.05.2022 No. 1144-r., agreement No. 075-15–2022-1195 dated September 30, 2022.

For citation

Rada A.O., Kuznetsov A.D., Nepomishchev I.L. & Konkov N.Yu. Improving measurements of volumetric objects in the coal industry using laser scanning data. Ugol’, 2023, (12), pp. 37-43. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-12-37-43.

Paper info

Received September 9, 2023

Reviewed November 10, 2023

Accepted November 27, 2023


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