Facilities, structures and infrastructure can be mapped, monitored andanalyzed in more ways than ever before by harnessing precision point clouds andwireframes derived from LiDAR and Photogrammetry surveys, then colourized usingadvanced sensors such as Radiometric, Multispectral and RGB.
Leveraging drone technologies with centimetre-scale navigationalprecision, makes such inspections and analyses faster, safer and more accuratethat could be achieved without these unmanned vehicles. Difficult to inspectareas like rooftops, undersides of bridges, antennas, water towers, railways,pipelines, powerlines, dams and even underwater locations like marinas, shipbottoms and offshore oil rigs.
LiDAR imagery in mining districts can be used for volumetriccalculations of stockpiles, waste piles and pits, as well asidentification and mapping of old overgrown trails, and detection of rock outcropsfor examination. In the image above apit in a LCT pegmatite outcrop appears as a result of blasting for bulksampling.
In the image below a project-wide Bare Earth Image has beengenerated as an exploration tool for Lithium Pegmatite exploration. Geologicalstructures, areas of outcrop/shallow bedrock and positive protrusions due to lithologiesresistant to weathering are all useful tools in the search for mineral deposits.Low grounds and difficult to traverse areas are also readily identifiedallowing for effective planning prior to the field season.
The best times for LiDAR and Orthomosaic photography are when there is nosnow on the ground. These services book up fast, so be sure to book your surveywell in advance.