Solutions for the Aggregate Industry

By: Accuas  09-12-2011

Unprecedented Insight into Aggregate Resource Management

  • Stockpile Calculations within 3% accuracy
  • A complete topographical survey (contours, DEM) of entire property
  • Integration into industry leading GIS programs
    • Esri ArcGIS
    • Google Earth
    • MS Earth
  • 10cm High Resolution Orthomosaic tiffs
  • Terrain profile data in AutoCAD format
  • 25cm Point cloud filtering & DTM extraction, DXF contour creation

Accuas provides engineering level topographical aerial site surveys through a unique platform involving Unmanned Aerial Systems and industry leading software. The solutions for the aggregate industry stresses ACCURACYand SAFETY:


Accuas provides accurate stockpile calculations without interfering with the pits operations. We are able to setup and fly from a safe distance away from the pit.



Our stockpile calculations are within 3% accuracy. We are able to define calculations from known baseline or capture "living" stockpile baseline by carving out the base perimeter by using precise 3D models of site.

Volume and Inventory Advantages

The below illustration demonstrates the difference between Accuas’s aerial survey and a traditional foot survey in the survey of a single stockpile. A foot survey will be limited by line of site of the surveyor, will not capture the irregularities of the top of the pile and will use significantly less points of reference when calculating a stockpile.

Accurate Reserve and Overburden Calculations

Accuas has the ability to digitize and overlay legal site plans onto existing 3D terrain models. As a result, Accuas is able to accurately calculate the total reserve area using legal and field data, providing unparalleled insight into your site asset holdings.

Other products and services from Accuas


Accuas GeoVu Suite

I intend on using their services again and will call on Accuas for additional data acquisition of other sites. The product delivery was timely, complete and accurate, with both electronic and hard copies of the data. The personnel work in a safe, timely and professional manner, addressing any questions or concerns.