MineRP Volumetric Science
Live terrain technologies could utilize LIDAR or PHOTOS or a combination of these. The modelled object has the purpose of representing the terrain at a point in time and finding deltas between scans and between dates/times or areas of interest in support of short term mining schedules.
LTM has a dependency on the frequency of available data and is in fact mostly (NLTM) or near-live terrain models. Areas of interest include pits, stockpiles, crushers or direct feed to plants which in turn is used as a method to determine blend algorithms and to track movements of ore.