Topographical Mapping for Small Mines Using Drones

Mining professionals conducting topographical surveys have clearly seen the benefits of using drones. With drone support they are able to gather comprehensive, accurate and real time data of the entire mine site, saving money and effort, significantly. As compared to the traditional methods of surveying, the data gleaned is predominantly the same, however the process is much more cost effective, efficient and the data is much richer as well.

Benefits of drone based mapping are plenty, as drones are able to create precise and high definition maps in no time. And all types of date are made available through drones, and almost instantaneously the same can be uploaded to servers and mine management authorities can access the same from anywhere in the world.

Professional-quality maps and 3D models equip mines to calculate aggregate volumes, track equipment locations and monitor safety measures. Volume measurement with drones affords safety, speed, accuracy and completeness. The comprehensive picture it provides helps in making informed decisions that boosts productivity in mines. Stockpile volumetrics is an important aspect in the mining lifecycle, drones can do this much laborious task without the help of survey crews and also without pouting anyone in danger’s way.

Drones have earned a reputation for being cost effective and accurate providing access to real time data creation, which is why it is a boon to small mines. SBL possesses expertise in managing drone based data and is able to process such data almost real time.