Drones can be used to monitor stockpiles of raw materials, including gravel, sand, rocks, minerals, ores and construction materials.
At Mangoesmapping – we use RTK drones such as the DJI Phantom 4 RTK and Matrice 300 RTK to capture imagery and data to calculate stockpile volumes. The DJI Phantom 4 RTK can be integrated with drone mapping software platforms, such as DJI Terra to create accurate 3D models of stockpiles.
Here are some of the benefits of using drones for stockpile monitoring:
Improved data collection: Drones can capture high-resolution images and data from various angles and altitudes, providing a comprehensive and accurate assessment of stockpile volumes, shapes, and conditions.
Enhanced efficiency and safety: Drones can cover large areas in a fraction of the time it takes for manual surveys, and they operate autonomously, eliminating the need for human operators to access hazardous or hard-to-reach areas.
Cost-effectiveness: Drones can save companies money by eliminating the need for manual labor, reducing operational expenses, and enabling frequent and timely monitoring.
Integration with data analytics and management systems: Drone data can be processed and analysed using artificial intelligence algorithms, enabling the extraction of valuable insights that can be integrated into existing inventory management systems.
Overall, drones offer a game-changing solution for stockpile monitoring that is transforming the way companies manage their resources. As the technology continues to evolve, we can expect further advancements that will revolutionise the industry, ensuring optimal utilisation of raw materials and improved operational efficiency.
Landfill Survey with a a Phantom 4 RTK
To give you an idea of the steps involved when conducting an aerial survey – here’s a video by the super energetic Ravi Tamimi!