Solutions for open-cast mines

Our drone solutions can be used for rapid mapping and other surveys in open-pit mining.

By using detailed 3D maps or aerial point clouds, workers in this sector can get a detailed picture of key significant areas while optimising resources and keeping their workers safe.

0pen-cast mines

Key benefits for open-cast mines

Construction planning and design

Mapping large working areas to capture detailed, precise data using drones. 2D maps and 3D models help teams optimise mine planning.

    • The lack of precise location data makes it difficult to align BIM designs, vector maps and satellite imagery, costing time and labour.

    • 2D designs are unable to depict the spatial information required to fully visualise the extraction plans

    Drones improve planning and management of natural resource exploitation

    • Create 3D models with accurate positioning data that can be easily matched to BIM models to visualise designs.

    • Projects can be optimised using drone-created 3D models that are compatible with various surveillance systems.

  • Monitoring progress

    Drone solutions, along with image fusion and 3D modelling software, help keep teams fully informed of work progress and resource allocation – keeping projects on time and on schedule.

    • It is difficult to keep track of natural resource exploitation projects that are stretched over significant areas and involve multiple teams.

    • Permanently mounted CCTV cameras at the site are unable to cover the entire site in detail, making them unable to capture critical information about the progress of the work.

    • A large amount of video can drown out critical details, making it difficult to follow individual areas of a project.

    Drones help monitoring progress in mining operations

    • Drones can create accurate 2D maps and 3D models of the area on demand.

    • 3D models can be used to track dynamic changes or progress day by day.

  • Data collection

    Collect accurate data covering large areas using a variety of sensors and software.

    • Natural resource extraction projects cover large areas, making site surveying and general data collection difficult and inefficient with hand tools, by teams working on the ground

    • Resource exploration requires a continuous stream of large-area data, and failure to obtain equipment status in a timely manner can result in inaccurate data and consequent delays in the implementation of mining projects.

    Drones improve data collection in natural resource exploitation

    • Drones are flexible yet powerful. They can stay in the air for long periods of time, providing data on large areas in an efficient manner.

    • They are used as often as necessary to monitor the status of mining equipment, resources and the progress of mining and storage levels of mined blocks, thereby ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data collected at the management centre.

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