US: DigitalGlobe has added Auracle Geospatial as its new global information partner. Auracle is a remote sensing and geospatial services provider for global mineral, oil and gas exploration and natural resource management.
"I'm happy to add Auracle Geospatial Science to our Information Partner Program. The combination of their mining analytics expertise and our satellite spectral capabilities such as Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) will provide mining companies with new cost effective solutions to support their exploration and development processes," said Drew Esson, Director of DigtalGlobe's Information Partner Program.
"Together with partners such as Auracle, DigitalGlobe is unlocking information contained in satellite imagery that enhances customer's confidence to make critical business decisions,” he said. Auracle has developed a specialized 3-D Bare Rock Model that fuses radar and multispectral optical satellite data that clearly identifies fault structures, rock lithologies and alterations that are not visible on standard satellite images, aerial Lidar images or geological maps.
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) used in the data fusion, is not affected by weather or atmospheric conditions and penetrates vegetation, ground cover and overburden to allow the identification of buried geology. Optical satellite images are used to classify and differentiate mineral deposits and rock types.
Auracle is especially excited about combining our technical expertise in structural analysis with DigitalGlobe's super-spectral WorldView-3, the most advanced commercial, high-resolution satellite imagery," said David McLelland, Auracle Remote Sensing's Chief Analyst.