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11.17.2021 Skycatch is proud to announce our new channel partnership with Dwyka Mining Services, a leading mining solutions provider headquartered in South Africa.

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11.10.2021 Skycatch is proud to announce a new reselling agreement with FEDS / The Drone Center for the Middle East. 

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09.24.2021 Scorching temperatures and travel challenges were no match for the 20,000 attendees who gathered in Las Vegas last week for MINExpo 2021.

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Skycatch Partners with Dwyka to Provide Mining Solutions in South Africa

17.11.2021 Construction | DJI | Drones | Partners | Skycatch | Software | Edge1 | Mining | Reseller | Mining Innovation | Mining Safety | Skycatch Vision Engine |

Skycatch is proud to announce our new channel partnership with Dwyka Mining Services, a leading mining solutions provider headquartered in South Africa.

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Skycatch Partners with FEDS on Mining Technology in the Middle East

10.11.2021 Construction | DJI | Drones | Partners | Skycatch | Software | Mining Safety | Reseller | Mining Innovation | Mining | M300RTK | High Precision Package |

Skycatch is proud to announce a new reselling agreement with FEDS / The Drone Center for the Middle East. 

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Latest Innovations. Familiar Faces. A Great MINExpo 2021.

24.09.2021 Mine expo | Trade Show |

Scorching temperatures and travel challenges were no match for the 20,000 attendees who gathered in Las Vegas last week for MINExpo 2021.

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Is Your Pre-Travel Checklist for MINExpo 2021 Complete?

08.09.2021 Mine expo | Trade Show |

Don’t worry, the Skycatch team has a lot planned for this event!

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The Impact of Drone Tech on Sustainability

10.08.2021 Drones | Mining Drones | Sustainability | Sustainability In The Mining Industry | Net-Zero Carbon Emissions | Benefits Of Drones In Mining |

Mining and the push to build a sustainable future are inextricably linked.

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Drone Photogrammetry vs. Lidar –Which is Most Suitable for Your Mine?

06.08.2021 DJI | Drones | Terrestrial LiDAR Scans | Mining Drones | Photogrammetry | M300RTK | P1 Camera | L1 LiDAR Sensor |

Drone photogrammetry, in particular, is fantastic for stockpile management, general survey and highwall mining because it allows for more accurate calculations, greater efficiency, and increased profits. 

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Experts Discuss Tailings and Innovative Monitoring Technologies

20.07.2021 3DMapping | Computer Vision | Drones | UAV | Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | Mining | Webinar | Drone Capture | 3D Data | Geotechnical Engineers | Mining Innovation | Tailings Dams | Drone Data | UAV Data | Geotech | Mining Safety | Mining Drones | Tailings Storage Facility | Environment | Sustainability | Low Impact Mining | Mining Waste | TSF | Tailings |

Huge thanks to Antonio Caires, Henrique Alves, and Sean Hinchberger for contributing to such a dynamic and informative discussion. With over 50 years’ experience between them, we had a lot to learn from their insights related to current trends as well as developing technologies that could make TSFs safer, more secure, and more sustainable going forwards.

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How is High Precision 3D Data Improving Mining Workflows?

17.06.2021 Computer Vision | High-Accuracy | Survey | Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | Mining | Terrestrial LiDAR Scans | Highwall Scanning | Automation | Highwall Mining | Geologists | Geotechnical Engineers | Mining Innovation | Drone Data | UAV Data | Highwall Mapping | Mining Safety | Laser Scanners | Pit Design | Highwall Safety | Mine Survey | Computer Vision Software | Coal Mines | 3DMapping | GIS | Webinar | Reality Capture |

Huge thanks to Chris Lane and Melissa Newton from Teck Resources, and Andy Jansen from Nevada Gold Mines for sharing their experiences.

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Mitigating Mining’s Environmental Impact With Technology

03.06.2021 Mining | Drone Capture | 3D Data | Mining Innovation | Tailings Dams | Drone Data | Mining Safety | Mining Drones | Tailings Storage Facility | Environment | Sustainability | Mining Waste | Tailings |

Traditionally, tailings dam monitoring has been a tedious, manual process with mixed results. Mine operators bore holes along the dam surrounding the tailings storage facility (TSF), then periodically visited those spots to take measurements.

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How Deployment of High Accuracy Drones Makes Surface Mining Safer

18.05.2021 3DMapping | 3D Data | Aerial Maps | Computer Vision | High-Accuracy | Safety | UAV | Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | AI | Mining | Aerial Data | Reality Capture | Open Pit Mines | Highwall Scanning | Automation | Drone Capture | Highwall Mapping | Highwall Mining | Mining Innovation | Mine Surveyors | Tailings Dams | Stockpile Measurement | Drone Data | UAV Data | Mining Software | Mining Drones | Skycatch Vision Engine | Highwall Safety | Mine Survey | Tailings Storage Facility | Tailings | TSF | Computer Vision Software |

Drones are no longer "a nice to have" option at an open-pit mining site. They have become a necessity to explore and survey land, assist with drill and blast planning, measure stockpiles and capture data from vast highwall mining sites.

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