Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveys

Aerial Services
  • Drone Photogrammetry
  • Orthomosaics
  • Digital Surface Models (DSM) 
  • Digital Terrain Models (DTM) 
  • Resource Modelling
  • Stockpile Volume Survey
  • Project photo services
  • Site Planning

Types of Surveys…..

 the software package Pix4D was used to create the orthomosaic DSM, and DTM from data captured with a DJI – Mavic Pro
Mavic Pro survey completed for: Aeonian Resources – Koocanusa Copper Property
Digital Surface Model (DSM)
Digital Terrain Model (DTM)

Using UAVs, early stage mineral exploration projects can now get a rapid aerial image mosaic produced by a drone for very cheap compared to  conventional aircrafts – that would product an inferior product for 10x the cost. 

Capturing the natural and built/artificial features of the environment can reduce the ground that an exploration team needs to cover by ground – reducing cost in the early stages of exploration.

The combination of low cost aerial imagery and terrain data allow modern explorers to have any property in 3D. Having this capability in early stage exploration aids significantly in project planning, which reduces exploration costs and expedites field service management.

3D Models

UAVs are used to generate a 3D model of the target area to centimeter-level accuracy, and that model generates a volume for the pile.  This volume is then used to determine the amount of ore or mineral product that is present. 


Hawkeye Gold & Diamond Seller Creek Property - Hive Hosted 3D view. Mavic Pro

From Pix4d website: Pix4d Hosted 3d View

Site Planning

Clipped Orthomosaic – DJI Phantom 3 Standard

Client site plan for occupancy permit renewal