Suppliers offer turnkey solutions that reveal a trend toward enabling eventual continuous monitoring

Everyone in the drone-based stockpile volumetrics solutions sector could technically be labeled a startup. The sector is maybe a half decade old, and even the tenured players have barely been at it that long. Nonetheless, an idea whose time has come is usually punctual. Thus, the field is growing. And at mine sites around the world, increasingly inexpensive, accurate and fast drone-based solutions are changing expectations and workflows, and could soon make obsolete some longstanding inventory auditing norms.

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