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  • Oil & Gas
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  • Disaster management
  • Safety assessment
  • Flooding change detection
  • Erosion monitoring
  • Volume calculation (stock piles)
  • Research (geology, archaeology, etc.)
  • Asset management

Surveying an open-pit mine can be a hazardous undertaking. In order to obtain accurate volume measurements, it is necessary to pick up edges—known in the industry as “toes and crests”—as well as heaps. These are important features, since they provide a way to verify the current shape of a mine; but in light of increasingly stringent safety regulations and penalties, some companies refuse to let the surveyor get too close to such areas. Surveying the site from the air is an effective solution to this challenge.

Dave Bansemer

Surveyor with NMSS

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