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Achieving quality drone data in real world scenarios

January 3, 2018  By  Andrew Snook

Alex Docherty, Channel Lead, Propeller Aero Photo: Propeller Aero

January 3, 2018 – Drones and drone survey programs are gaining popularity in the quarry, mining and civil construction industries.

An unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, is only one tool in the program. Quality data and an intuitive, accurate and robust processing platform are critical to achieving the desired outcomes. These components are the essential foundation for realizing the expected ROI. Software and hardware solutions alone will not guarantee success.

A well-defined change management plan with processes policies and metrics are important factors in the success of a drone surveying program.

At the inaugural Quarry Tech forum, taking place on Feb. 22, 2018 in Calgary, Alex Docherty, Channel Lead for Propeller Aero will discuss a drone program currently in place with a large North American construction company, including its aggregates operations.


Alex Docherty, Channel Lead, Propeller Aero.

Who should attend?
•Quarry and sand & gravel pit operations managers and owners
•Process engineers
•Optimization staff
•Design consultants
•Fleet managers

What will you learn at Quarry Tech?
•Autonomous vibration monitoring systems for ensuring compliance with vibration regulations and contract specifications;
•Crushing Panel: The latest crushing technologies and applications with case studies showing how they are lowering costs, increasing production and improving safety and maintenance procedures at pits and quarries across Canada;
•The latest in washing including washscreen optimization, the evolution of portable wash plants, fines recovery and water management best practices;
•Innovative dust safety processes and practices;
•Obtaining quality drone data to enhance your aggregate operations; and
•Breaking bottlenecks using information processing software.

Radisson Hotel
Calgary, Alta.

For a full detailed preview of the agenda or to register, visit

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