A 900-acre remote aggregate mine was looking for a way to optimize their resource management. Traditional methods were inadequate due to their inaccuracy in volumetric measurement. They were also highly risky due to the extremely steep terrain of the site, which had significant landslide risk. The combination of UAV mapping capabilities, intelligent cameras and IoT sensors offered numerous advantages:
An international forestry company was losing millions of dollars per year in 5,000 acres of their most remote assets. The location asset volumes were difficult to assess and constantly under threat of fire, pests, disease and theft. Manned towers, their traditional approach, were expensive and were not reliable due to human error. Mapping with drones was the first step in setting up an intelligent, always-on monitoring platform, which would yield numerous benefits:
With a population of almost 4 million people and a population density of 10,351 residents living per square kilometer Medellín, Colombia had reached a crisis situation with the levels of contaminants in the air. While the government had pollution reduction programs in place, they didn’t have an accurate way of knowing if they were working. A decision was made to develop a system that would constantly and accurately measure contamination levels throughout the city. IoT connected sensors were the ideal solution as they were economical, inconspicuous and operated 24/7.
An international construction company that was developing an apartment complex was facing government fines for the supposed misuse of natural waters. They needed to find the source of the water and monitor quality. They also needed to understand the risks associated with potential flooding and other environmental implications and plan around them. The core solution focused on aerial mapping to inform decision-making and enable the company to develop an efficient plan toward compliance. An intelligent 24/7 monitoring system, enabled by 30X Zoom/ Thermal cameras and numerous IoT sensors was the ideal tool to support the construction process and both ensure and prove governmental regulation compliance into the future.
A lagoon high up in the Colombian Andes has been the subject of environmental crimes for the past 200 years. Local farmers have been draining and refilling the lagoon with dirt to increase the size of their crops or cattle pastures. This has decreased the size of the lagoon from 32,000 acres to 7,500 acres. To make matters worse the farmers have also been contaminating the lagoon with the fertilizers and other chemicals used in their operation. This situation has resulted in the decrease of the ecosystem and the growth of and algae called “Buchón”. The environmental organization in charge of the area recognized this situation and asked Volant for a remediation plan.