Mining and Aggregates

Drone Marketing Meets Reality TV With Surveying as the Backd…

We here at DRONELIFE are as vulnerable as anyone else to the joys of reality TV, so we were pleased to see that drone provider Microdrones is scheduled to release a reality TV styled video webinar series named Down to Earth.  The idea is to show the challenges and hazards that surveying …

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Commercial UAV Expo Wants You To Speak at Their Events in Th…

Have a story to tell about your use of drones or the technologies that make the applications better?  Commercial UAV Expo Americas and Commercial UAV Expo Europe just announce a call for speakers for their 2020 events.  Topics of interest include both vertical market segments (Agriculture,  Inspection, Mining, etc.) and/or  …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Azur Drones – This Security Guard is On…

France’s Azur Drones offers a truly autonomous, drone in a box solution for security.  It’s a powerful and sophisticated system designed to secure critical infrastructure – and with European approval to fly autonomously beyond visual line of sight, Azur is poised to be Europe’s leading player in security drones. Azur …

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Major Drone Contract Paves the Future for Kespry

Courtesy of Kespry Drone-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry could soon be the leader in the aerial mining-inspection sector across the Southeast. The California-based company yesterday announced a contract with Midsouth Aggregates, part of North America’s largest aggregate materials producer, CRH. Midsouth will use Kespry’s UAS-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management …

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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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Skywatch.AI Partners with Parazero: Drone Pilots Save Money …

Two players in the commercial drone space have just announced a partnership to help reduce insurance costs for commercial drone pilots.  It’s a partnership that makes sense – an InsurTech platform that’s all about quantifying risks, and a developer of drone safety systems proven to significantly reduce those risks: these …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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Delair Digs Up New Drone Mining Client

French drone company Delair is digging up a lucrative agreement with global mining group Eramet to deploy UAV data solutions. The partnership will allow Eramet to access Delair Aerial Intelligence, a collaborative, drone-data platform that crunches aerial data into valuable business-facing insights. Launched in January, the platform provides custom analytic models for …

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Drone Company Kespry Flying High After Positive Survey

Drone-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry has to be pleased with a recent survey of  its 220 mining and aggregates customers. The survey reveals 20 percent of the firm’s clients report saving between $50,000 and $100,000 per year using Kespry’s drone-based solutions. Clients report using Kespry platforms at 3,311 worksites across North America, with …

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Drone Mapping: A Podcast with Jono Millin of DroneDeploy

Want to learn about what is going on with Drone Mapping Software?  Check out this podcast with Jono Millin one of the founders of DroneDeploy from our friends at Commercial Drone FM. Here is how they describe the show:  “Jono Millin is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DroneDeploy, …

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