The main challenges for organizations in mining & exploration are the management of extraction activities and environmental protection. Geospatial data derived from imagery such as orthophotos and digital surface models are very useful for such applications. However, their generation using currently available tools is impractical for most organizations as it requires highly-trained personnel.
Correlator3D™ is an ultra-rapid software solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from imagery. Designed for speed and ease of use, Correlator3D™ automatically produces digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), orthophotos, mosaics and 3D change maps at a fraction of the cost and time of currently available tools. Highly-trained personnel are no longer needed.
SimActive's customers in mining & exploration use Correlator3D™ for several applications, including the following:
- Planning and monitoring of extraction activities
- Evaluation of stockpile / pit volumes
- Topography analysis
- Planning of drill hole locations
- Evaluation of environmental impacts
- Improved operational effectiveness
- Costs & time savings
- Ultra-rapid geospatial data generation
- User friendly and intuitive usability
Users can easily generate DSM and orthophotos using their existing aerial imagery. Results are ready to use and no other post-processing or editing is necessary. For example, to estimate pit volumes, 3D profiles can be quickly generated from the DSM to evaluate the depth of the pit. Then, the area covered can be calculated using orthophotos. By having a measure of depth of the pit and the area covered, the volume can be estimated.