UAV Data Analysis for Open-pit Mines & Quarries
Fast and accurate aerial data analysis to support data-driven decisions at every stage of the mining lifecycle.
UAV Data Analysis for Open-pit Mines & Quarries
Fast and accurate aerial data analysis to support data-driven decisions at every stage of the mining lifecycle.

Take timely data-driven decisions at every stage of the mining lifecycle with ATLAS AI-powered platform

Analyze drone data faster

ATLAS removes the manual routine and saves hours of manpower in drone data analysis. Share the critical data with all the stakeholders in one click as direct links accessible from mobile (iOS/Android) and desktop.

Improve the safety of your team

Drone survey in replace of a traditional ground survey coupled with AI-based drone image processing allows keeping people off the ground, away from areas of stockpiles, blasting operations and other hazards.

Cost-effective quarry monitoring

Perform regular monitoring of your quarry or pit (calculate stockpile sizes, visualize site conditions, check machinery, etc) with higher accuracy compared to manual labeling and analysis and at a fraction of a cost.

Main Features

ATLAS contains its own AI-engine, which learns from user's activity and automates regular inspections of pits and quarries

Quarry monitoring
Make the regular monitoring of the quarry more efficient by automating routine tasks. Highlight stockpiles, measure areas and calculate volumes automatically, build elevation maps. Calculate materials to be removed before further extractions. Search for potential issues using a territory segmentation.  
Auditing the stockpile
ATLAS utilizes computer vision and AI to inexpensively calculate stockpile inventories on a regular basis. Measure stockpiles and excavated materials in open pits, compare volume and track changes with a higher precision and time efficiency. Detects heavy vehicles and vegetation on top of a pile and remove them from DSM to make volumes more realistic.
Support drilling and blasting operations
Analysis of pre-blast survey data (pre-blast block condition and volumes) helps calculate drill depth and plan the blast. Automatically measure stockpile volumes to accelerate clearance of the blast area. Preserve the visual reports of the site before and post-blast for comparisons in case of an accident and measurements of blast efficiency.
Plan the traffic in the quarry
ATLAS enables automatic assessment of haul roads on a regular basis for accurate traffic planning and optimization. Measure slopes, calculate haul road length, search for visual patterns with ATLAS AI detectors to assess the road conditions. Localize and count heavy machinery with object detection and counting functions.
Optimize water management
Whether you mine aggregates or mineral resources, use AI detectors and their capabilities (count objects, measure areas, calculate volumes, and create elevation profiles) to optimize water management plan for your quarry of pit. Regularly measure tailing storage and search for potential issues before disastrous changes.
Track progress and compare
Keep the data of all assets on the timeline with easy access to different slices of the same object along with ability to compare, and receive visual reports for all changes in a specified working area. Store raw aerial photography, orthomosaics, DSM, vector data (DXF, KML, Shape), and any additional files.
Customers in 150+ countries use SPH Engineering solutions daily for drone mission planning, flight control, and data management
How ATLAS works
With 3 simple steps turn your aerial images into business insights!
1.  Upload data
Upload images or orthomosaic to the ATLAS cloud or your locally deployed ATLAS On-Premises for higher data security
2. Visualise, annotate and analyze
Visualize geospatial data, annotate objects manually or with AI detectors, measure and analyze data
3. Export and share reports
Export results in GeoJSON, CSV, PDF and other formats or share them with one click with colleagues and stakeholders
The workflow
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Quick start with your AI detector
ATLAS is simple to use not requiring GIS and data science knowledge. The webinar unfolds the process of ad-hoc training your AI-powered algorithm on annotated data following the 3 easy steps.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a survey result?
Detections performed by AI detectors are visible on the map/image, though counting, area size, and export functions are blocked. 
Once you confirm you are satisfied with the accuracy of the detection results, you will be prompted to approve the payment amount to be added to your balance, which will unlock the display of object counts, area sizes, and export of vector results. 
Which file formats can I upload to ATLAS?
  • Images: JPEG, PNG
  • Orthomosaics: GeoTiff
  • Digital surface model (DSM): GeoTiff
  • Vector technical drawings in DXF
  • Full motion videos in MPEG-TS
Can I use infrared images?
Yes, as JPEG format
What is the file output from ATLAS?
  • Shape and DXF formats are coming soon
Does ATLAS allow you to analyze videos? I.e. counting cars, pedestrians, etc.
Yes. The video should be in Full Motion Video (MPEG-TS) with GPS coordinates. One can record such a video with the UgCS Enterprise video recording package
What image resolution is required for AI detectors to work?
The higher the image resolution - the better the detection will work. In general images with GSD of 2-5 cm/pixel should be sufficient. To detect bigger objects like cars, solar panels, vegetation areas, etc it can be sufficient with 10-15 cm/pixel GSD.
Do you have sample files I can upload to train AI detectors?
Yes. In our training materials, you can find sample datasets here:
Can I import and export AI detectors?
Yes, on paid Cloud Plan and On-Premise it is possible to export detectors as files. To run this detector locally you need ATLAS On-Premise
Do you have existing AI detectors?
We do not ship detectors out of the box, because for many tasks quality depends on many conditions. But to train your first detector you may need 30 minutes. It is really quick.
What is the accuracy of a detector?
When detection is finished we cut results below 80% of confidence. In general, a lot of things depend on the annotation quality. Please follow our guidelines
What report does a detector deliver?
Images with detected objects can be downloaded as a ZIP archive or CSV list.
From it, it is possible to download GeoJSON data for external GIS systems and PDF report with area screenshot and identified objects counts and area sizes
How do I share a project with other team members or clients?
There are two options on how to share a project.
  1. Add users and open access to a specific project
  2. Share the project as a public link, not requiring authentication.
Can I use Pix4D for flying and ATLAS for object detection?
Yes. Data can be captured with any tool and then processed into orthomosaics
Can I upload pictures and ATLAS create orthophotos?
Yes. ATLAS has also a photogrammetry engine under the hood
Can I upload mosaics created in other software?
Yes. We support GeoTiff format
Does ATLAS offer custom branding?
Yes, On-Premises installation can be branded using a customer's corporate design.
Does ATLAS provide API?
Yes. Please contact our for detailed information
Does ATLAS have the ability to label/create objects to be imported into AutoCAD Civil3D?
Yes. Now it is possible to export GeoJSON, Shortly we will support DXF export
Can ATLAS be installed on my hardware?
Yes, ATLAS can be installed on your own hardware. Please contact for On-Premises options.
Which languages are supported by ATLAS?
Currently ATLAS has English, Spanish and Chinese localisation