Mines and mining operations are often located in remote locations with challenging terrain, including steep embankments and unstable ground foundation. Using drones to gather data keeps your team away from dangerous areas as well as provides essential data related to where areas are safe to mine and where there may be higher risks.
Increase Speed of Data Collection
If a future mining site is covered in vegetation, it can make data collection challenging. However, LiDAR technology is able to scan areas covered in vegetation, and produce a comprehensive data set of what the ground looks like in a short period of time. Additionally, using drones with LiDAR increases data collection times for mining sites, especially those that span over a large area.
Minimize Costs and Maximize Revenue
Not only is LiDAR an efficient way to gather in-depth data of your site that many licensed professionals find invaluable, it also can help reduce time and labor. You will also see long-term returns by gaining volumetrics data as LiDAR can be used to measure the volume contained within an area, allowing you to get more precise estimates of production and output.
Why Choose FlyGuys for Your Mining Company
At FlyGuys, we have a nationwide network of licensed, professional drone pilots. Our pilots all have FAA Part 107 Certification.
With the capacity to scan up to 700 acres per day and no limitations placed due to challenging terrain, we can tackle any type of mining project and use three levels of sensors to gather the data you need based on your budget and accuracy requirements:
- Riegl Sensor with a relative accuracy spec of up to 15 mm and a scan speed of up to 100,000 scans per section, this is ideal for licensed professionals in need of high-precision data.
- Green Valley Scanner is a cost-effective option with a relative accuracy spec of 10 cm or less.