Latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and its role in the mining industry will be featured by Gap Wireless at The Big Event Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins, Ontario June 6-7, with a spotlight on drone surveying solutions from Gap Wireless vendor partner Propellor Aero and drones from DJI Enterprise. Held in the heart of Ontario’s mining region, The Big Event connects the mining industry with investors, equipment manufacturers, and customers for their products.
The Big Event’s technical sessions, education and career fair, competitions, and social events are a draw for attendees from Canada as well as such diverse locations as India, China, Cambodia, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
At the Gap Wireless booth, attendees will see how Propellor’s AeroPoints smart ground control points for drone surveying can accomplish in minutes what previously required hours to manually implement. Precise ground surveying capability is important to the mining industry – particularly in open-cut and quarry operations – helping with management of production, assets, and land.
AeroPoints makes acquiring survey-grade data from drones simple, inexpensive and available anywhere in the world. The technology works with any type of UAV, improving accuracy even for GPS-correcting RTK equipped models. Efficiency and safety are improved with accurate data that is equally accessible on the worksite and in the office.
Gap Wireless vendor partner DJI Enterprise will also be represented at the booth. DJI Enterprise Matrice 200 drones are purpose-designed to handle any survey or inspection task, making them ideal for mining industry applications. The drones have a 7 km operational range and can withstand challenging environmental conditions such as strong winds, sub-zero temperatures, and inclement weather.