Skycatch is the only drone-based solution for highwall scans that can generate consistent centimeter level data that matches laser scanners.
Our end-to-end solution provides a higher resolution output without the holes and gaps that laser scans often contain.
Geologists and geotechnical engineers know. Efficient and safe pit designs for surface mining rely on good quality highwall data. With the Advanced Highwall Scanning package from Skycatch, your 3D data is accurate to 5 cm or less. High-resolution output means even the smallest of details are visible.
Are concerned with ore body identification and economic block modeling for efficient ore and mineral extraction.
Geologists need accurate 3D highwall data that clearly shows color and shape to help define the position of different features, including multi-bench features, to get an orientation.
Use the highwall data to plan, repair and create safe and efficient pit plans for optimal ore extraction.
Geotechnical engineers also need 3D data that shows color and good visual texture. In addition, they require a more detailed, higher resolution mesh to accurately capture the orientations.
Are often the busiest team at the mine, capturing the data needed to make the best decisions for highwall mining.
Mine surveyors need an easy to use and repeatable solution for capturing high precision 3D highwall data. In order to eliminate any bottlenecks, they want to capture data faster and safer on a more regular basis.
Traditional methods of capturing highwall data, including laser scanners and manual mapping, are not as reliable and don’t always produce the detail required to make good decisions.
"The laser scanner requires greater technical skill and can still leave shadows and blank spots in the point cloud. This, in addition to the cost of operations, limits how often the scanners get used."
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Safer, easier capture
More cost effective
Better detail, high resolution
Use the Skycatch Flight1 mission planning app with proprietary highwall following technology.
Use DJI P4RTK or M210RTK drones and the Skycatch Edge1 Smart Base Station for accuracy below 5cm. No need for GCPs.
Highest resolution output up to 64 pts/m2 can be processed in the cloud or on-prem.
“Data is king. I’ve been able to quickly and easily dial-in Skycatch parameters that can be consistently used to capture highwalls on a more regular basis. Good highwall data from Skycatch shows us how to adapt for changes beyond our control and plan for the future.”
Teck Resources | Survey & Engineering Technician
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