Using Drones for Mining: the Beginner’s Guide

| May 13, 2019

So you want to use a drone on your site?

Advances in technology have made the drone an affordable tool for worksites. While they may seem like fancy pieces of equipment, drones have become no more unusual than a GPS rover, but just as vital in recent years.

Unlike traditional surveying equipment, however, you don’t need tons of special training and education to use it.

mining site panorama

Used correctly, drones enable faster, more economical and higher-resolution surveying, without sacrificing on accuracy. A successful drone program can provide your business with accurate, up-to-date information on your site’s progress and productivity, and information you can use to ensure high-quality work and minimize operational risks and costs.

Collecting and processing your data is only half the story. Web-based platforms can translate your raw data into something readable and actionable. Take our own Propeller Platform: it takes your data and transforms it into a 3D survey of your site. Fully navigable. Fully measurable. It’s run in your browser, so you can forget about the clunky and complex desktop software of the past.

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Key components of a successful drone program

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