Mining

Anyone involved in mining knows that worker safety is of principal importance. By providing surveyors with accurate spatial data from above, our drone or UAS technology can vastly reduce risk by minimizing the time survey staff spend on site.

Our UAS-based data collection can also boost productivity; surveying projects that once took days or weeks using traditional surveying techniques are now possible in just a few hours. Plus, thanks to our drone’s ability to collect data from above, there is no downtime required while surveyors move around a pit, as can be the case when using terrestrial surveying instruments.

With fewer man hours required to produce large, accurate data sets, and no need for externally-sourced imagery, the result is vastly reduced costs.

  • Short-Term Planning
    • Pit and dump management
    • Communication of daily/weekly mining plans
    • Haul route surface optimization
    • Storm damage assessment and control
  • Long-Term Planning
    • Haul road, dump and pit design
    • Geotechnical
    • Surface stability monitoring
    • Joint mapping
    • Control for mining in void areas
    • Mapping of steep inaccessible inclines
  • Drill and Blast
    • Up-to-date surfaces for optimized blast designs
    • Pre- and post-blast data
    • Identification of misfires and wall damage
  • Geology
    • Stock pile management
    • Grade control and exploration planning
    Hydrology
    • Drainage and water management
    • Watershed, drainage basin and water flow mapping
    • Thermal detection of ground water inflows
    • Tailings dam management
  • Construction
    • Feasibility studies
    • Leach pad, dam wall and platform construction quality control
    • Progress monitoring and reporting
  • Mineral Exploration
    • Resource calculation
    • Geophysical and watershed/catchment area modelling
    • Supporting photography (land usage, SEIA etc.)
  • Heritage and Environmental Management
    • Reporting
    • Erosion detection
    • Vegetation change tracking
    • Inundation tracking
    • Slurry pipeline stability and leakage detection
    • Game counting
    • Surrounding community mapping
  • Legal
    • Dimensions and location
    • Property rights definition
    • Change detection
    • Security
    • Incident evidence capture
    • Corridor and boundary surveillance
  • Community
    • Community relations/marketing
    • Impact reporting
    • Oblique imagery

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