How to Automate Drone Mapping to Create Efficiency and Scalability
To some, the idea of drone flight with imaging equipment to create maps would’ve sounded like science fiction until recently. Today, more and more mining businesses rely on drone mapping to save time and money when mapping and land surveying.
Mitigating Mining’s Environmental Impact With Technology
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.
How Deployment of High Accuracy Drones Makes Surface Mining Safer
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.
Experts Discuss Tailings and Innovative Monitoring Technologies
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.
How Accurate Do Your Mine Surveys Need To Be?
We had a lively discussion with two experienced mine surveyors during the inaugural launch of the Skycatch monthly series of expert roundtables and thought leadership webinars.
What Does Earth Day Mean for Mining Companies?
The team at Skycatch is just a small percentage of the world’s population who are coming together to celebrate Earth Day today. It is estimated that more than 1 billion people worldwide take part in Earth Day initiatives every year, and we know that every single one of us counts.
Automated Capture: One Reason Skycatch Provides Best Quality 3D Models of Highwalls
Traditionally, open pit highwalls have been expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous to scan. However, despite the financial costs, burdens of time, and risk of bodily injury to personnel, there’s no doubt that highwall scanning is imperative for enabling your geologists and geotechnical engineers to do their jobs effectively.
The Evolution of Data Capture and Analysis for Highwall Mining
Highwall mine analysis has come a long way, but progress didn’t happen overnight. For decades, accurately assessing slope stability and other highwall characteristics has been challenging, expensive and dangerous.