The amount in your stockpile is where your profit lies. Because of this, it’s crucial to have the most precise, accurate measurement of stockpile volume. Plus, information gathered from this task determines milling schedules - how much more to mine for and how to limit downtime. Previously, these processes were performed manually and estimated using GPS technology and ground surveys. Not only are these time consuming, but they’re also expensive, especially once factoring in how much it costs to keep the mine open for longer than necessary.