AIMS 2021 Photo Competition Winners

PHOTO COMPETITION 180Thank you to all the participants in our 2021 Photo Competition. The winners have now been notified and will receive their prizes directly from our generous sponsors UPG and Position Partners.

The top photos as judged by our judging team were based on quality, originality and visual appeal.

Our winners and their winning photos are detailed below.

We hope to be able to run further photo competitions in the future, so always be on the lookout for that amazing photo opportunity whilst at work!

PRIZE 1: UPGDJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo - Valued at $900 incl GST
ENQUIRIES: Kev Beaman, UPG –
WINNER: Callum Gardner

This photo was taken at a coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The scanner was set up to capture and scan the High Wall so that the geologists could do some Highwall mapping for joints and structures. I also used the scan so I could digitise the insitu coal roof also known as Intercept/ R2C/ Contacts. Using the Trimble SPS986 GPS receiver on top of the scanner allowed me to accurately get the scanners position on the mines datum, making registration of the scans more accurate. The Dragline in the background was uncovering coal, and with the scanner setup on the side of a bund this presented a good photo opportunity.


 Scanner and DRE

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PRIZE 2 - Donated by Topcon and Position Partners 
1 x 12 month Subscription to Magnet Office - Valued at $1386 incl GST
ENQUIRIES: or call 1300 867 266
WINNER: Craig Sweeney

Grant Michell, the surveyor in the photo, is using the MAVinci Sirius plane to fly a pit survey at one of our mines (Bowen Basin). This provides us with surface data and imagery for the area of interest. While it’s usually not a great time to fly early morning for photogrammetry, this particular pit orientation means the rising sun lights up the excavation areas well with minimal shadow and gives the surveyor a chance to complete the pit update before it gets too hot during the summer months.






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