Our expertise in geophysical data processing methods combined with extensive experience enables us to provide surveying packages with unparalleled accuracy. PhotoSat has delivered thousands of quality engineering satellite surveys which shorten project timelines, eliminate survey delays, improve data reliability, and reduce risk. 


PhotoSat generally delivers 100 km2 repeat mine site surveys within five days of the satellite pass. For repeat surveying of mine sites, PhotoSat delivers critical mine areas such as sand dumps within two days of the satellite pass. The entire mine site survey is usually delivered within five days. Areas up to 200 km2 being surveyed for the first time are usually delivered within two weeks of the satellite photo date. Exact timing can vary and is contingent on many factors such as cloud cover, snowpack, available ground control survey points, and competition for access to the satellites.



Survey package costs range widely due to a variety of factors. As examples for the collection of new satellite photos, a typical survey for an area of 200 km2 costs approximately $37,000 USD. Surveys for large areas of 1000 km2 costs approximately $140,000 USD. For sites that can use archived satellite photos, costs are reduced to approximately $18,500 USD for an area of 200 km2 and $120,000 USD for an area of 1000 km2. Estimates are provided on a project-by-project basis in consultation with clients to determine your needs in accordance with the specifications of your particular property.



PhotoSat deliverables are provided in a variety of clear, easy to understand formats.

Standard surveying package deliverables include 50 cm colour or grayscale precision satellite orthophoto, 15 cm or 30 cm accuracy 1 m bare earth elevation grid (DEM/DTM), 50 cm or 1 m contours (plus 5 m, 10 m and 50 m contours), colour elevation image (in areas of sparse vegetation), and direction of slope image (in areas of sparse vegetation).