UAV Assisting Mineral Operations

Mineral production operations rely on knowing, with a high degree of accuracy, how much material is available at any given time for inventory and tax purposes.

THE CHALLENGE: The old techniques proved time-consuming, operationally disruptive and unsafe, typically involving manual on-site measurement surveys with poles and GPS units. We needed a method for production processes at mining sites in the U.S to transition to drone-based surveying.

THE SOLUTION: As part of the transition process, GEO Jobe compared the UAV-based stockpile data gathering and processing practices to the methods previously used by the client. Mineral production operations managers can then use these data to digitally map existing conditions and more accurately measure stockpile volumes for inventory, production forecasts, and auditing.  The project success has been featured by Pix4D

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