New kids on the block Outback Drones prove popular at MineX industry day

One of the most popular stalls at the industry only day for MineX on Tuesday was Mount Isa’s Outback Drones.

OUTBACK DRONES: Robert Mathieson enthuses on progress in drone technology, allowing new possibilities for aerial videography, mapping, and surveying in the mining industry. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

OUTBACK DRONES: Robert Mathieson enthuses on progress in drone technology, allowing new possibilities for aerial videography, mapping, and surveying in the mining industry. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Robert Mathieson from Outback Drones was excited to show people how far aerial photography technologies had progressed.

“We’re here to showcase to the mining industry our drone business in mapping, aerial videography and aerial photography, and to show how far drone technology has changed in the past five years, and what it can accomplish,” Mr Mathieson said.

“Whether it be 3D maps, orthomosaic maps, which is a full overlay of an area from 1sq km to 50sq km, we can give them a high resolution image from thousands of images down to one.

He said drones can do surveying, volumetric calculations, 3D imagery, and point cloud data collection for the industry.

Outback Drones captured this aerial image of an acid train derailment in Julia Creek. Photo: Outback Drones

Outback Drones captured this aerial image of an acid train derailment in Julia Creek. Photo: Outback Drones

They have also produced an aerial image of a train derailment in Julia Creek which was given to Queensland police for evidence. 

The stall was busy all day with people stopping in to see the photos and find out how drones work.

They have also produced video for big events such as Triple J’s One Night Stand.

Outback Drones provided some of the footage for Triple J's One Night Stand video.