The first world congress on mining and exploration.
From March 5 to 8, 2023, the first World Mining and Exploration Convention was held, which is the main event for people, companies and all organizations related to mining exploration.
This annual convention is held in Toronto, Canada. The 2023 version attracted more than 20,000 participants from over 130 countries for its programming, various networking events, and multiple business opportunities.
Since its inception in 1932, the PDAC Congress has continued to grow in size and influence. Today, it has become the event of choice for the global mineral industry with over 1,100 exhibitors and 2,500 investors.
To find all the statistics, the program of the congress, the photos or other information of the year 2023, click here.
Mining, one of DroneXperts’ specializations!
For several years, DroneXperts has been accompanying the mining industry in the various phases of a mine’s life. Indeed, the drone and its embedded technologies are real assets for the exploration, exploitation and closure of a mining site. Today, managers are looking for additional decision-making tools to help them increase their profitability and better manage their operations.
With drones, you can now collect data while keeping your operators safe. Moreover, the integration of photogrammetry and laser scanning has become essential for the mapping of your mines in order to obtain optimal results. Let’s discover together the products and services presented by DroneXperts during the PDAC 2023.
The must-have products for your mining sites.
The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise
The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise has an extraordinary combination of features that allow it to perform very effective mapping missions. To make this possible, the drone incorporates a 20MP wide-angle camera with a 4/3 CMOS sensor featuring large 3.3μm pixels. With its intelligent low-light mode, it offers improved performance in low-light spaces. Its powerful up to 56x hybrid zoom camera has an equivalent focal length of 162mm for 12MP images. A mechanical shutter prevents motion blur and supports fast 0.7 second interval shooting.
As you can see, this drone combines high maneuverability with excellent performance, making it an essential tool for the mining industry.
Le DJI Matrice 300 RTK
The DJI Matrice 300 RTK drone is one of the latest drones from DJI inspired by modern aviation systems. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, it allows you to cover large-scale mapping projects. With its advanced AI capabilities, 6-way detection and positioning, the M300 RTK drone sets a whole new standard, combining high-performance intelligence with unmatched reliability. The quadricopter does not have a basic sensor, for your mapping missions you will need to purchase a Zenmuse P1 for example.
The Zenmuse P1 incorporates a full frame sensor with interchangeable fixed focus lenses on a 3-axis stabilized pod. Designed for photogrammetry missions, it pushes the limits of efficiency and accuracy.
In conclusion, with its high-end performance, this drone is an ideal solution for all your large-scale mapping and data collection missions.
The Wingtra One GEN II fixed wing
Large areas to survey, difficult or steep terrain, large differences in altitude, difficult weather conditions or lack of flat surfaces for take-off and landing: the WingtraOne surveying drone can overcome all these challenges for medium and large-scale surveying.
With its 42 MP full frame camera, the WingtraOne can fly at high altitudes while providing low GSD (Grounds Sampling Distance) images. This ensures that large areas can be surveyed more quickly with high accuracy. Higher resolution also allows for better reconstruction of the orthomosaic map.
With the PPK option, it is possible to achieve an absolute accuracy of 1 cm, which was previously only possible with ground survey equipment. This requires optimal conditions, flights over hard surfaces, and the use of well-marked, visible, and manually measured ground control points, as well as an established base station.
In conclusion, the WingtraOne is an easy-to-use mapping drone that provides reliable, high-quality topographic data faster and at lower cost than other traditional tools.
The negative point of renting is that the equipment does not belong to you, however it offers many advantages. Today with the democratization of this new tool that is the drone, the rental services have evolved and are now adapted to your needs, whether for a short, medium or long term. This approach also allows you to benefit from a tailor-made support, with the choice to take or not, an insurance in case of partial or total breakage of your device. By opting for this option, you benefit from a loaner aircraft immediately and during the entire duration of the repair of your drone to ensure a permanent continuity in your operations. You can also benefit from a maintenance and update of your equipment in order to always have a tool with the point of technology which enable you to carry out your missions of flights and catches of sights in full safety. You will have understood that renting a drone remains a very interesting offer if you want to remain competitive at a lower cost.
To find out which situation is best for you, please see our blog post: Drone rental or purchase? Discover the complete comparison.
As you can see, DroneXperts’ mission is to professionalize the integration of drones using robotics and artificial intelligence by enabling and/or facilitating data collection in Canada and internationally.
Thanks to our team of specialists, we are proud to accompany you through your needs related to drones and data acquisition.