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Geology and Mining

GEOMAP's suite of surface displacement monitoring products and services supports safer, more efficient mining operations.

Mining companies in the region depend on GEOMAP to deliver accurate surface displacement information that enables them to accurately monitor and optimize their mining operations. Through its ability to identify critical shifts in surface elevation to millimetre-level accuracy over localized areas or large regions, GEOMAP products and services monitor the rate of subsidence of underground operations, tailings settlements, pit wall integrity, detect sinkholes, and monitor the stability of the infrastructures around mine sites. Surface displacement mapping over large areas can also provide valuable information for the detection of abandoned mines, even when little or no mapping of the original operation exist.

Mine operators rely on MDA’s advanced radar satellites to deliver cost-effective coverage of areas of interest anywhere on Earth, with detailed, accurate information products and services supplied within days of image acquisition.

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