Mining and aggregates

Drones in mining improve the overall efficiency of large mine site and quarry management by providing accurate and comprehensive data detailing site conditions in a very short time. They also support better coordination among teams onsite and internationally, offering dynamic oversight of all operations.


In an open-pit mine or quarry, a drone survey refers to the use of a drone (or UAV – unmanned aerial vehicle) equipped with a downward-facing RGB camera to capture images of a site from different vantage points. Out of these images, a photogrammetry software can recreate geo-referenced 3D maps, contour lines digital terrain models or digital surface models of the mining site. Mining operators can also easily extract the precise volume of stockpiles or areas to be excavated. Some advanced mining software can also generate industry-specific data such as safety berm heights; crests and toes; road boundaries; widths; crests; slope, length, and elevation change. Beyond this, artificial intelligence in the software can automatically highlight those that do not comply with standards or constitutes a potential threat to the workers’ safety.
Drone Solutions for Mines and Aggregates

Key Applications

Use aerial data to increase efficiency and accuracy of stockpile management, inspections, and excavation while keeping your team safe and compliant


Get Accurate Stockpile Volumes with Drone Surveying

Ever wonder how drones measure stockpile volumes? Learn how drone photogrammetry can help you affordably survey and measure stockpiles faster and just as accurately as traditional surveying.
Mines around the world get the maximum ROI out of their drone operations. Reduce cost and streamline workflows with its reliable data processing, intuitive design, and accurate progress tracking tools.
The Drone mapping improves mine efficiency and enables better collaboration, while reducing cost and safety risks. Accessible from your web browser, you can measure stockpile volumes, check road grades, generate topo maps, and track progress against design in minutes. With the Software it’s easily establish accurate, reliable ground control.

Track progress against design

Upload design surfaces to visually track progress against your 3D site survey and see how far you’ve got to go. Compare one survey to another to see changes over time. Spot nonconformance issues before they become expensive.

Accurately calculate stockpile and pit volumes in seconds

Forget sending someone out to walk a pile. Measure your volumes in seconds on the Propeller Platform. Shave hours off your workflow and get better estimates on your inventory. Make huge write-offs a thing of the past.

Save time and reduce risk

Fly as often as you need. Complete site surveys in hours instead of days. Get your results in 24 hours. Use Propeller to plan blasting and extraction and monitor haul roads with easy-to-use measurement tools and 3D visuals.

Change Detection

Collecting high-density spatial data is a much more accurate method than single-point surveying for monitoring changes in the earth’s surface. Valleys, troughs, toes and crests are captured in much higher detail. Our laser scanning equipment is a faster and safer means of field surveying.

Drainage Studies

An accurate hydraulic model always starts with the right existing topography. Whether it’s undeveloped land, a highly disturbed area or natural drainage paths, we can capture, contour and deliver the data that builds your model.

Roadway Scanning

Falcon Survey can provides scans of sections of roadways, including access roads, for cut and fill calculations. Scans are captured using survey control from the highway project to localize the data. Deliverables include contours, ground points of the digital terrain model and the full resolution scan files.
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Falcon Survey Engineering Consultants is a pioneering Survey Engineering Company in UAE established in the  year of 2007, built on a strong work ethic, honesty and a commitment to relationships. Today Falcon is one of the leading organizations in the field of Land Surveying, Soil Investigation, Ariel Survey (UAV/Drone Mapping), Bathymetric Survey (Hydrographic), Underground Surveying, 3D Laser Scanning Surveying, Calibration Services, Material Testing as well as Geographic Surveys which has International Standard and Quality

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