Rock Products

MAY 2019

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34 • ROCK products • May 2019 These highly-accurate data sets are captured in as little as 30 minutes without the need to use multiple, cumbersome ground control points or to have a surveyor walk the site, Kespry noted. Other uses are tailings pond inspections. Low-level flight can be very useful for gathering information on the ponds, look- ing for erosion, trees popping up and gathering intelligence to prevent possible future incidents. The drone is also used to collect map information for the country. "The learning curve is very quick," Van Slembrouck said. "Their system works seamlessly with AutoCad and other downloadable formats, and is very cost-effective." Kespry touts its three-step process. There are no joysticks to worry about. There are no SD Cards to fumble with. There are no complicated data conversion applications for processing. It's one complete solution from drone to data. Step One: iPad Mission Planning and Autonomous Flight An iPad app walks you through a simple three-step process: 1. Determine the area to survey or inspect. 2. Identify flight heights to capture data. 3. Complete preflight checklist to ensure the mission is safe and compliant. Once the drone is launched by tapping the "take-off " button, the drone flies the mission plan autonomously, then returns to the take-off area for landing. Step Two: Automated Analysis This consists of in-the-field roof assessments and rapid delivery of survey data for mining and construction. Once the drone data has been captured, it is uploaded to the Kespry Cloud. With the Kespry inspection solution, fast processing and mobile tools enable access to drone data within minutes, providing "in the field" analysis and claims decisions in as little as one hour. For aggregates, mining, and construction, Kespry automat- ically generates 2D and 3D models of the entire site ready for analysis. Step Three: Business Insights, Analytics and Reports A complete model of a site or roof is available for users to accurately determine distances, elevations and volumes. For insurance applications, high-resolution roof reports using industry standard processes such as test squares and dimensional analysis can be used to resolve claims decisions or be shared with claims processing systems. Aggregates, mining and construction users can generate stockpile volumes, cut/fill analysis, and detailed topography across an entire site. This analysis can then be outputted to the system or process used to plan and manage that site. "Kespry also gives us great back-end support," Van Slem- brouck said. "The company has certainly been great to work with." Levy

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