With a single automated flight, a mining drone can collect timely, geo-referenced imagery that is quickly transformed into a precise 3D copy of your site. You can then use this digital version to calculate volumes, perform site surveys, optimize traffic management, design road layouts and much more.
Drone-based data collection 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 a 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. Many operators report that a single imaging drone – comparable in price to a mid-range GPS rover – can pay for itself in just a few months.