Feasibility Studies


Mine feasibility and pre-feasibility studies require engineering quality survey data. PhotoSat’s 20cm accuracy satellite surveying is being used by mining companies and engineering consultants for scoping studies and planning for mine pits, ore stockpiles, leach pads, tailings impoundment areas, and plants and facilities throughout the world.

We have been providing satellite surveying for mine feasibility studies for over ten years, and have completed over 1000 surveying projects. PhotoSat’s unique process generates the world’s most accurate satellite survey data with accuracies better than 20cm in elevation.

Benefits of PhotoSat surveying:

  • Independent check on the drill hole survey coordinates
  • Reduces the field risk for surveyors and eliminates surveying delays
  • Satellite data simplifies elevation mapping in remote and hazardous areas
  • Cost-effective alternative to aerial LiDAR and ground surveying

PhotoSat surveying

PhotoSat’s satellite survey package includes a 1m topographic grid accurate to 20cm in elevation, 50cm or 1m contours, and a 50cm satellite ortho photo. Mining companies and engineers use this digital elevation mapping data to reduce timelines for mine feasibility and pre-feasibility studies.

Proof of accuracy

The elevation accuracies of PhotoSat’s satellite surveying has been proven using tens of thousands of ground survey points. View our Proof of Accuracy Reports.

Prepare your mining project for PEA and Feasibility Studies

Download the PhotoSat surveying case history and learn how AbraPlata is using the PhotoSat survey to prepare for its Diablillos Project PEA.