PhotoSat surveys provide an instantaneous snapshot of an entire mine site. Stereo satellite photos taken in one minute can survey hundreds of square kilometers to a vertical accuracy of up to 15 cm. PhotoSat’s satellite surveying packages are cost-effective, accurate, and eliminate delays in the ongoing balancing of volumes between mine pits, ore stockpiles, leach pads, waste dumps and tailings beaches.

PROCESS SUMMARY

The standard PhotoSat surveying package contains a precision satellite ortho photo, bare earth elevation grid, contours, elevation image and direction of slope image. Additional deliverables may include mine site toes and crests, water body polygons and volume measurements. Estimates are provided in consultation with clients to determine your needs and the specifications of your property or region. Please contact us to begin the process.

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GROUND CONTROL

The accuracy of PhotoSat’s surveys increases with the availability of ground control survey points. However, PhotoSat can conduct surveying using an initial process and reference system that does not rely on ground control points. Using existing project survey data as PhotoSat ground reference control saves the time cost of acquiring new survey data. Read more for ground control target guidelines and the information required by PhotoSat to confirm target accuracy.

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WHERE CAN PHOTOSAT SURVEY AND MAP?

The high-resolution stereo satellites that PhotoSat uses for satellite surveying and mapping cover the entire world except a small area at each of the poles. PhotoSat offers hassle free, remote, cost effective mine site surveying and mapping with no on-site presence, supervision or permitting required.

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