DRONES ENSURE AUSTRALIAN MINING LEADS THE 
WAY IN EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY. —

Sources: *www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-08-09/the-digital-mine-revolution-underway-now/8786194


 

SINCE 2014 MINES HAVE USED DRONES TO TRACK AND MONITOR EQUIPMENT, INSPECT PIPELINES AND MACHINERY, PRESERVE HERITAGE SITES AND HELP PROTECT LOCAL FLORA AND FAUNA.

DRONES TAKE MAPPING TO
THE NEXT LEVEL.

"A LOT OF FUTURE EMPLOYMENT IS GOING TO BE WITH THESE EXCITING MINING EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES (METS) COMPANIES, WHETHER IT'S FLYING DRONES OR BIG DATA ANALYTICS"

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Thanks to cutting-edge technology and skilled drone pilots, Australian miners have access to some of the world’s most detailed aerial survey and mapping services, oblique photography, GIS data sets, 3D modelling and thermal imaging.


GOT YOUR
PILOT'S LICENCE?

Maps and surveys are created from anything between 50,000 and 500,000 individual drone images. The hi-resolution images the drones provide can create composite visuals that cover areas up to 1600 sq km or can zoom in to a patch of the Pilbara just 3cm across.


GOOGLE EARTH
ON STEROIDS.

Every machine flying above our heads falls under the rules of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Mining drones are no exception and all pilots must be fully qualified and have an operator’s certificate.



Australian miners are reinventing the way they work and reinventing themselves. As the industry looks to hi-tech innovations, such as the use of unmanned drones, to ensure it stays one step ahead in the future, miners are upskilling to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. 


CHANGING MINING
(AND MINERS).

- PROF. STEVEN HALL. DIRECTOR, MINING EDUCATION AUSTRALIA*

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