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Our services make the management of extraction activities and environmental protection issues easy-to-handle, available on demand without exposing workers to dangerous conditions. Using UAVs to create airborne imagery allows for accurate measurement and documentation of any site at a specific point in time. We produce Orthomosaics, Digital Surface Maps (DSMs) and Point Clouds of open-pit mines, quarries and pits, and calculate volumes of extracted materials and stockpiles. This also increases safety, efficiency and accuracy, while keeping cost and labour to a minimum. This enables continuous monitoring while avoiding inconvenient and costly interruptions of site operations. 


Average cost savings, not including potential lost revenue from downtime


Than traditional methods requiring scaffolding, rope access and shutdowns


Eliminate human risk by sending drones into confined spaces, dangerous or hard-to-reach areas

Volumetric Analysis

ASATRobo aerial surveys are a cost-effective and efficient solution for Volumetric Mapping and Volumetric Calculations challenges.


State-of-the-art acquisition and production methodologies leveraged by expert technicians allow for accurate measurement and documentation of any site at a specific point in time—these studies can be performed using either Aerial Imagery data. In addition, aerial surveys can be carried out while avoiding inconvenient and costly interruptions of site operations.

Applications Of Volumetric Analysis


Mining Services                           Landfill Volume

Stockpile Management               Reservoir Volume

Site Topography                          Densite Calculation

Environmental Assessments       Cut & Fill Volumes

Other Applications

Short-term planning

  • Pit & dump management

  • Communication of daily/weekly mining plans

  • Haul route surface optimisation

  • Storm damage assessment & control

Long-term planning

  • Haul road, dump and pit design

  • Geotechnical

  • Surface stability monitoring

  • Joint mapping

  • Control for mining in void areas

  • Mapping of steep inaccessible inclines

Drill & blast

  • Up-to-date surfaces for optimised blast designs

  • Pre- & post-blast data

  • Identification of misfires & wall damage


  • Stock pile management

  • Grade control & exploration planning


  • Drainage and water management

  • Watershed, drainage basin & water flow mapping

  • Thermal detection of ground water inflows

  • Tailings dam management


  • Feasibility studies

  • Leach pad, dam wall & platform construction quality control

  • Progress monitoring & reporting

Heritage & environmental management

  • Reporting

  • Erosion detection

  • Vegetation change tracking

  • Surrounding community mapping


  • Cadastre

  • Change detection

  • Security

  • Incident evidence capture

  • Corridor & boundary surveillance

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