Topographical engineers working at the Ministry’s General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs received a 2-week drone training in 2020. Thus, engineers started to use aircrafts to make fast and detailed inspections in mine sites by 2021.
High quality photographs taken by aircraft under the control of engineers from many coordinates according to a predetermined flight plan are combined with various domestic and foreign software in the computer laboratory to create a 3D model of the mine site.
The 3D model, which increases the quality of the work done by the personnel in the mine field and provides the opportunity to make a more detailed and technical analysis, also provides a better recognition of the area.
“Using drone technology will bring us great advantages”
Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the quarry measurements have been carried out with Electronic Length Meter and Sensitive GPS devices until today.
Explaining that they can now perform these measurements in more detail and in a shorter time with photogrammetric methods, Dönmez said:
“We will complete the measurement processes of our mining sites in a shorter time with this technology, which is widely used in the cartography sector. We will save time and labor, especially in the measurement of large-scale quarry areas. The use of drone technology in areas that are difficult to measure geographically and reach us will bring great advantages. Measuring operations using drones in the fields it operates are also of great importance in terms of occupational health and safety. In addition, instant photogrammetric images we will obtain from the quarry sites with this technology will also contribute to the data archive of the General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs. “
“We use drone technology at the highest level”
Murat Halit Durceylan, Deputy General Manager of Mining and Petroleum Affairs, stated that they started using drone technology to integrate technology within the scope of the Ministry’s policy.
Stating that they have carried out aerial inspections of mine sites thanks to the aircraft they have added to the Ministry within the scope of the policy, Durceylan said, “We use drone technology at the highest level in terms of both software and hardware. We are making a serious progress in terms of rapid inspection. Our software team also processes the data received with the help of a drone with a special software, which gives us an advantage. shared his knowledge.
Stating that they will provide instantaneous transfer of data, Durceylan stated that they asked the Ministry or the General Directorate to carry out instant control and inspection.
Stating that they gave tablets to engineers to carry out inspections in the field and send information quickly, Irgat continued his words as follows:
“All transactions until the signing of the report are carried out with specially designed tablets. The measurement of the fields is also done by drone. We will make the inspection of the fields in the best way with the help of a drone and immediately inform our General Directorate and our Ministry. Thanks to the drone, we match the precise measurements made in the mine site with the statements of the license holder. According to the results, financial audits are also provided. It makes drones up to the measurement of the stage heights. Thus, the suitability of the site for operational safety is determined.
“We aim to reduce labor-intensive work and increase the quality of the resulting product”
Muhammet İbrahim Kaya, Head of Special Areas and Map Department, stated that they aimed to increase the quality of the work done by the personnel in the mine field with the help of a drone and to provide a more detailed and technical analysis.
Stating that they transformed the measurements made in the field into 3-dimensional models with domestic and foreign drone technology, Kaya said:
“We gave 16 geospatial engineers 2 weeks of drone training. Each of our topography engineers became able to make 3D modeling in the fields with their own efforts. Drones take high quality photographs with many coordinates according to the flight plan determined in the mine sites and save these photos in our computer laboratory in our center. We turn it into a map with the help of foreign software. Analyzes that need to be done on the map created over a 3D model are done. You can make all the analyzes used in mining thanks to this map.