What kinds of maps can you expect from drone Survey?

Orthomosaic maps


Drone images are used to recreate highly-accurate orthomosaic maps of mining sites and quarries. Each pixel contains 2D geo-tagged information (X, Y) and can be used for distance and surface measurements

File formats: geoTIFF (.tiff), .jpg, .png, Google KML


3D point cloude


A densified point cloud can be generated from drone images and data. Each point contains geospatial (X, Y, Z) and color information. It provides a very accurate model of a site for precise volume measurements and visual insights that enhance future planning.

File formats: .las, .laz, .ply, .xyz



Digital Surface model (DSM) & Digital Elevation Model ( DEM)



After filtering objects such as buildings, machines and conveyor belts, drone images can be used to create digital terrain or Elevation models, with each pixel containing 2.5D information (X, Y, and Z values of the highest altitude). These models allow you to identify stockpiles and pit changes, and to model water flows and wall collapses.

File formats: GeoTiff (.tif)



Land Use & Land Cover


Land cover data documents how much of a region is covered by forests, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types. Water types include wetlands or open water. Land use shows how people use the landscape – whether for development, conservation, or mixed uses.

File formats: Drawing or Shape or raster map


Contour Map


Contours are lines that connect locations of equal value in a raster dataset that represents continuous phenomena such as elevation, temperature, precipitation, pollution, or atmospheric pressure. The line features connect cells of a constant value in the input

File formats: Drawing or Shape


3D textured mesh



3D textured mesh is a reproduction of the edges, faces, walls, vertices and textures of the area captured by the drone. This visual depiction of a quarry or mining site is most useful for inspecting unreachable areas, such as pits and slopes.

File formats: .ply, .fbx, .dxf, .obj, .pdf


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