A Giant Leap for KBM
KBM Resources Group launched into 2013 looking to build on our recent growth, particularly in aerial survey and geomatics. We continue to enhance the integrated services, products and technologies we deliver to clients in the natural resource and public service sectors.
Embracing innovation has been fundamental to sustaining relevance. In this newsletter we share current highlights.
New Aerial Survey Capability
Aerial survey and geomatics are core KBM services that are growing.
The true value of airborne LiDAR, aerial photography and thermal imaging is realized when that data is integrated in geospatial systems. We not only capture aerial data, but also enrich it through spatial analysis, visibility analysis, volumetric analysis, terrain mapping, hydrological modelling, advanced cartographic mapping and modelling, and 3D photo-interpretation. By turning spatial data into information, we maximize its power to support decision making in a variety of circumstances.
We have added a versatile Trimble 68i system that simultaneously captures high-resolution digital photos and LiDAR point clouds. Imagery can add context to complex LiDAR datasets that in turn provide more detailed 3D information, particularly in vegetated areas. Meshing the two datasets maximizes utility and understanding of the survey area with accurate measurements and impressive visualizations. Check out samples in our online gallery.
KBM strives to ensure clients get the most out of our products and services. Whether your project involves an environmental or feasibility study, route selection, site planning or monitoring, we can propose a compelling and cost-effective solution for you.
Among natural resource consulting projects, supporting First Nations’ communities in land use planning and values mapping is an emerging area of KBM activity.
We are currently assisting Lac La Croix First Nation to document traditional ecological knowledge and values geospatially. Marten Falls First Nation is working with us to create a ground-breaking community-based land use plan that will feed into the establishment of land use designations. An important aspect of the process is building and communicating a shared understanding of values and land use practices among Marten Falls First Nation, government agencies and stakeholders.
Innovative Company of the Year
Recognized as an early adopter of innovative technologies, we were honored with a 2013 RBC - Northwest Ontario Innovation Centre Innovation Award.
One of our practical innovations is the application of an environmentally-friendly tall oil pitch emulsion to finish trail and road surfaces and to seal stockpiles and tailings ponds. The product, Entac, is used on sections of recreational trail in Thunder Bay’s Waterfront and Centennial Park.
Connected with the World
No matter where you work, even in the most remote locations, we can help ensure you are connected. Our KBM Sales staff can help you find your best options among satellite phones, GPS and SPOT devices.
Learn more about KBM’s Community Involvement
- KBM has been pleased to support the following initiatives so far this year:
- Rainy River District Municipal League, Kenora District Municipal League, Thunder Bay District Municipal League and Northern Ontario Municipal Association annual meetings
- Ontario Good Roads Association Conference
- Ontario Forest Industries Association AGM
- Fort William First Nation Mining Conference
- Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Conference
- Northwestern Ontario Mines and Minerals Symposium and Northeastern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium
- Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum
- Confederation College Technology Symposium
If you are at the Prosperity Northwest Conference this September, drop by for a 3D demo or a chat.