Drones (UAV) for Mining 101

Often the most misunderstood but probably the most powerful use for flying drones is survey and mapping. Additionally, if you were to pick the perfect place to use UAV technology it would be a mine as drones allow you to cover larger areas of earth that are constantly changing.

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High Accuracy Drone Mapping

I have been getting quite a few questions about what I call “Static” surveys since drone mapping has become a major part of many surveyor’s toolbox. I will start by describing the general concept of why you would want to use a Static base station. I will then describe how it works and finally get into some recommendations and specifics.

 

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DJI PPK with Trimble Stratus for Mining

Developing a Solution

There are few places better suited for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) than mining sites. In the United States, despite all the complex rules and regulations, it is the deliverables that are driving the use of UAS. Deliverables such as near real-time topography and imagery.

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