Drone photogrammetry software company SimActive Inc. has announced that its Correlator3D is being used for gold mining projects in the Ivory Coast by Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Specifically, SimActive’s software is producing dense digital terrain models (DTMs). Newcrest Mining is then extracting contour lines from the DTMs with Correlator3D.
The accuracy of the output allows for precise volume calculation, leading to the creation of efficient maps for the blasting teams, explains SimActive.
“SimActive software and small-format digital images make an ideal combination,” says Francois Gervaix, technical advisor at SimActive. “Due to the precise GNSS geotagging and the optimized aerial triangulation, the expected accuracy at checkpoints is consistently measured. Our software is perfectly suited for mining projects, small or large ones. This is only one of many potential applications of Correlator3D for non-metric cameras.”