3DM Analyst is the most powerful terrestrial photogrammetric package on the market.

Eric Kloosterman, Project Manager, Fugro

... the ADAM Technology software is more accurate, faster, more flexible, easier to use, more robust and more rapidly developing, provides better quality models, has better software support and requires less training.

BMA Coal, Goonyella Trial Report

I have used 3DM Analyst where no other technology was able to provide a solution.

Wayne Budarick, Chief Surveyor, Griffin Coal

Based on technical considerations of the trial results, ADAM Technology's 3DM Analyst plus CalibCam softwares provide the best solutions for BMA's highwall mapping.

BMA Coal, Goonyella Trial Report

I normally don't budget for ongoing support — instead, I do 'catch-up' purchases every two or three years. However, the quality of support we've had from ADAM Technology over the last 12 months has been really excellent, and so in this case I'm going to make an exception!

Dr. Jon Osborn, University of Tasmania

After using free software and testing other packages like Photoscan and Photomodeler 3DM Analyst is in a different league in terms of camera calibration, flexibility of application, meshing capabilities and provenancing of work flow.

Dr. Caradoc Peters, University of Plymouth

It is a joy to use and exciting to be able to say we are the first university and department in the UK to have it.

Dr. Caradoc Peters, University of Plymouth

After exhaustive testing of 3DM Analyst Mine Mapping Suite for building DTMs of coal mines in western Venezuela, we are convinced that the software provides reliable and accurate results in a fraction of the time required by traditional photogrammetry.

Mark Lander, Carto Sur C.A.

We believe this solution offers the same or better precision than aerial LIDAR and at much lower cost.

Mark Lander, Carto Sur C.A.

The system is an eminently practical solution for surveying mines in developing countries requiring nothing more complicated in the field than a quality digital camera and GPS receivers.

Mark Lander, Carto Sur C.A.

I had never done anything like this before and approached ADAM Technology for their advice on the best settings to use. I received more assistance than I could have expected, I was very impressed with the support.

Greg Little, Thiess Indonesia

News

2013

2012

  • The Sydney Morning Herald has an article on UAVs that mentions ADAM Technology.

  • ADAM will be in booth 4 at the Eighth AusIMM Open Pit Operator's Conference 2012 on the 18th and 19th of September, 2012, in Perth.

  • Added a video to our YouTube channel and an accompanying blog post on the use of UAVs with 3DM Analyst Mine Mapping Suite, featuring video footage taken from a UAV and the entire process of transforming the captured images into DTMs.

  • iTnews has published the first of three articles on the use of UAVs at mine sites in Australia, featuring many images of our aircraft in operation as well as some images of the results.

    HELImetrex, one of ADAM Technology's customers, is also quoted heavily.

    The minesite featured in some of the images was originally using a laser scanner but has now been using UAVs for End-of-Month Crushed Ore Stockpile surveys instead for the last two years. Following the success of the UAV they have expanded its use from a single eight-minute flight over the COS once per month to 11 missions every month covering in excess of 8 km2 capturing pit walls, ROMs, the leach drain, block cave subsidence zone, and the COS.

    Prior to taking delivery of the UAV the site conducted a benchmark trial, doing a direct comparison with the laser scanner. This was complicated by the fact that the laser scanner took three hours to scan the stockpiles while the UAV images were captured in the space of three minutes, so some differences would be expected purely because of the movement of material during that time. In spite of that the results were within 0.3% of each other, and well within their acceptance criteria.

  • The June edition of Geoinformatics has an article on 3DM Analyst by Adam Spring that includes the following quote:

    "After using free software and testing other packages like Photoscan and Photomodeler 3DM Analyst is in a different league in terms of camera calibration, flexibility of application, meshing capabilities and provenancing of work flow. It is a joy to use and exciting to be able to say we are the first university and department in the UK to have it."

    Dr. Caradoc Peters, Head of Archaeology, University of Plymouth
  • ADAM will be in booth 31 at the ISPRS 2012 Congress from the 25th of August to the 1st of September, 2012, in Melbourne.

  • ADAM will be in booth 2 at the 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium from the 24th to the 27th of June, 2012, in Chicago.

  • ADAM will be in booth 8 at the Narrow Vein Mining Conference 2012 from the 26th to the 27th of March, 2012, in Perth.

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Media Articles

"Look – Up in the Air, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… No It’s Just Another Drone",
LiDAR News, May 2013

"Here comes the Drone Age",
Sydney Morning Herald, September 2012

"Digital Photogrammetry and ADAM Technology",
Geoinformatics, June 2012

"Australian miners send drones to work",

"Australia turns to homegrown drones",

"Use cases for Australian mining UAVs", and

"Mining drones bridge workplace safety concerns",
iTnews, May 2012

"Laser Scanning versus Photogrammetry?",
American Surveyor, June 2010, and Geomatics World, March/April 2010

"The UAV Experience",
Position Magazine, December/January 2008

"Digital Cameras In Indonesia",
Asian Surveying and Mapping, September 2005