Better Data for Better Decisions
Gerry Mitchell, P.Geo., founds RGI industries, assembling a team of remote sensing specialists and geoscientists. The company offers a range of consulting services on geospatial solutions.
PhotoSat produces alteration maps from Landsat and ASTER satellite data. The team develops a geophysical processing system to create topographic maps from stereo satellite imagery.
The team improves processing methods, achieving engineering-grade vertical accuracies of 30 cm. Major oil and gas companies work with PhotoSat topography for exploration and development.
Suncor becomes PhotoSat’s first major oil sands client. PhotoSat achieves accuracies of 20 cm in elevation surveys.
PhotoSat develops its first data insights, with water body detection, mine site toes and crests, and infrastructure digitization.
Deep Learning Technology
PhotoSat’s software developers introduce deep learning technology to all data processing systems, including elevation surveying and alteration mapping.
Alteration mineral maps are now produced through spectral matching with deep learning, giving reliable results for 13 key minerals including alunite, kaolinite, and jarosite.
PhotoSat produces the first Archive Surveys of tailings facilities by processing stereo satellite imagery from declassified spy satellites and commercial archives.