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UAV Technology Used for Monitoring a Mining Site
UAV Technology Used for Monitoring a Mining Site

Author(s): Carmen Daniela Ioana Borza, Andreea Begov Ungur, Alexandra Dreghici
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Environmental Geography, Applied Geography, Geomatics, Maps / Cartography
Published by: Editura Aeternitas
Keywords: mining site; drone flight; point clouds; ground control points; digital elevation model;

Summary/Abstract: Surveying technology currently offers us a multitude of benefits and can be used in many fields of activity to create a more efficient way of working for people. This project aims to describe the process of 3D reconstruction of a mining site with UAV technology. The first step means performing the actual flight in the targeted perimeter with a drone (or UAV – unmanned aerial vehicle) equipped with a camera to capture images of a site from different vantage points. Out of these images, a photogrammetry software can recreate geo-referenced 3D maps of the mining site. The processing of the cloud of points collected with the help of the drone is an important step of this project. Mining operators can also easily extract the precise volume of stockpiles or areas to be excavated. By providing thousands of data points for one stockpile, drone surveys are far more accurate than surveying with total stations.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 115-122
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English