San Francisco-based Skycatch, an industrial data collection and analytics company, says its technology has been selected by Teck Resources Ltd., a diversified resource company based in Canada, for drone surveying at mining sites.

The Skycatch High Precision Package (HPP) is specifically tailored for enterprise clients, says Skycatch. Teck will benefit from sub-5-centimeter georeferenced topographic maps and the ability to perform on-the-fly volume calculations.

“Customers like Teck are setting new standards in the mining industry by implementing tools that support their mission of increased safety and efficiency. We couldn’t be more proud to assist Teck by helping them reach their admirable goals with the Skycatch solution,” says Christian Sanz, founder and CEO of Skycatch.

“Using drone technology at our operations is just one of the ways Teck is putting innovation and technology to work across our company to improve productivity and enhance safety and environmental performance,” adds Laura Ingram, senior engineering supervisor for Teck’s Line Creek operations.

Teck uses Skycatch at its Red Dog operations in northwest Alaska and Line Creek steel-making coal operation in the Elk Valley of British Columbia. Both of these sites can experience high winds and drastic temperature changes, requiring a rugged drone that can withstand the conditions. According to Skycatch, the HPP provides a full solution to rapidly collect and process data for Teck.

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