I am wondering what the best practice procedure is to calculate the volume of a pile of material if an object is in the way. For example, imagine a pile of pebbles in a quarry with a machine arm over the top of the cone shaped pile. How would you work with this to get the best data to calculate the volume of the pile?
Without the arm, you draw lines around the pile and then DroneDeploy uses elevation data to calculate the volume. But, since the arm is in the way and much higher than the pile, I imagine it would throw the data off. Any ideas as to how to handle this?
See image as example.