The use of UAVs for the purpose of obtaining fast and accurate measurements has risen drastically over the past few years. Until recently, ground surveying was the standard method for determining the volume of mining material stockpiles. However, due to the increased efficiency and safety of aerial surveying; mining appears to be one of many industries to benefit significantly from this burgeoning technology.
The acquisition of accurate stockpile information allows management to make well informed timely decision. UAV’s has changed the game completely. Not only do they reduce the survey operational cost but it also give you immediate survey control. This is done quickly and efficient with less human error. Accuracy is key and therefore we aim to deliver just that. All survey is done through photogrammetric survey methods at an altitude to ensure optimal safety and sufficiency.
Current problems we face in the industry today:
- Accuracy of stockpile information
- High cost implications of old photogrammetric processes
- Constant moving environment effects the volumetric reading
- Time consuming
The services we have to offer:
- Accurate stockpile volume readings
- Point cloud generation
- 3D modeling
- Orthophoto generation
The advantage will be:
The quality of results are crucial to the current industry, by delivering just that, these methods are easily adopted to current operations. The photogrammetric approach are equivalent in accuracy to current GNSS RTK survey methods. Time is crucial and with the increased surveying speed, it gives away to more frequent measurements, therefore cost saving decisions are made before it becomes crucial. The surveyor now has the ability to cover a greater area than what has been achieved beforehand. Most importantly, safety is crucial, aerial surveying significantly decreases the time spent on surveying and navigating the stockpiles and excavation areas by foot.