Barrick selects Maptek technology for Pascua-Lama project

Barrick has selected the Maptek Vulcan mine planning and scheduling tools for implementation at the new Pascua-Lama project in South America. The open pit gold-silver project, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, is the first bi-national mining project in the world. Maptek will supply Barrick with Vulcan for geological modelling, resource estimation, grade control and geotechnical applications. Vulcan and its scheduling tool, Chronos, will aid in mine planning and scheduling. The implementation will be supported by staff in Maptek's Viña del Mar office. Training will go hand in hand with the software rollout. (read more)
2010-10-12 10:04:11

Maptek I-Site Technology and the Indian Mining Market

Maptek has announced the first sale of its award-winning I-Site scanning technology into the dynamic Indian mining market. Maptek provides easy-to-use high technology surveying solutions with industrial site safety in mind. I-Site 4400 scanners combine a 3D laser imaging instrument with panoramic, high resolution digital photography for measuring large scenes accurately. Gulf Oil, headquartered in Hyderabad, is a large diverse group with industrial lubricants, industrial explosives and speciality chemicals. Gulf Oil also undertakes contracts for complete mining operations and civil constructions under IDLconsult Division. Currently Gulf Oil is the largest mining contractor in India and has been doing its homework... (read more)
2008-08-22 09:02:15

Global Release of Maptek Mining Software Solution Suite

Mining technology developer Maptek has delivered Vulcan version 10.1, together with Eureka version 4.0, to customers globally. Vulcan and Eureka are both accessed and operated through the Maptek Workbench, offering users the first instalment in a continuum of integrated technical software applications, data and workflows dedicated to mine planning, measurement and operations. Vulcan has been a household name in the field of geological modelling and mine planning for almost 40 years. Vulcan 10.1 features new functionality to streamline design and planning, optimise drill & blast and improve reporting and analysis. Maptek continues to develop Eureka as a dedicated exploration, drilling... (read more)
2017-05-12 09:54:16

Maptek to Meet with Customers in South America

Maptek, a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the mining industry, will be sharing the latest innovations with customers at the XVII South America Users Conference in Viña del Mar, Chile, from 14-16 October. Since the company’s last conference, customers have faced aggressive conditions requiring them to focus on cost reduction and consolidating their resources, commented Marcelo Arancibia, vice president, South America. Standardising on a single provider like Maptek is a good way to achieve this, he continued. Developing and delivering intuitive workflows across the mining execution value chain ensures processes are not managed in isolation. Decision-makers can... (read more)
2015-10-13 08:56:31

New Global CEO for Mining Technology Specialist Maptek

Maptek, a global provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the mining industry, has named Eduardo Coloma as its new global CEO to lead the business at an exciting time for mining. Coloma is well known in the industry, having worked in South America and Australia for 20 years, with expertise in technical and managerial roles. Commenting on the appointment, Peter Johnson, director of Maptek, says the move is a very positive step for the company. “This appointment will allow for further global growth in our business and I am confident that Eduardo is the perfect CEO to succeed... (read more)
2019-11-13 09:47:06

Global Flavour at Maptek South American Users Conference

Maptek, well known for its 3D laser scanning solution, held its South American User Conference in Viña del Mar, Chile, from 12 to 14 December 2012. Understanding our own abilities is an essential first step in developing the business savvy needed to effectively lead others, according to Dr Juan Sebastián Montes at the event. The professor of competitive strategy and organisational behaviour from the School of Business at the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile speaks from experience. He has proved to the world that self-exploration can help individuals to achieve the ultimate goal. An accomplished mountaineer, Dr Montes has carried... (read more)
2012-12-17 09:29:15

Maptek Honours Mining Education Pioneer with University Donation

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) has received a USD280,000 donation from Maptek, a leading software and services provider to the mining industry. Maptek and the SDSM&T have created the Ziggy Hladysz Maptek Endowment in honour of the recently retired Dr Zbigniew (Ziggy) Hladysz, long-time professor and mentor to mining and engineering students. The endowment, which will be managed by the SDSM&T Foundation, will be used for Mining Engineering Department scholarships and to maintain the Maptek Advanced Mine Design Center. The lab, which was unveiled in 2008, serves about 200 mining, engineering and geology students. It is... (read more)
2013-05-01 09:20:11

Maptek Sponsors UK Students for International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall, UK are attending the International Intercollegiate Mining Games, aided by sponsorship from technology developer Maptek. This year, the 35th Mining Games are being hosted by the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado from 13-17 March. Teams represent universities throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Germany, and Holland. Three teams from Camborne have headed to Colorado, with 21 students representing the School and sponsors such as Maptek at the event. Camborne which is part of the University of Exeter, hosted the 2012 Games. Maptek involvement dates back to 2006, with... (read more)
2013-03-14 09:26:33

Maptek Donates Laser Scanner to University of California Berkeley

Technology provider Maptek has donated an I-Site laser scanning instrument to the University of California Berkeley. After years of renting I-Site scanners, the university can now use the technology for graduate and undergraduate research. Educational licenses of Maptek I-Site Studio, intuitive 3D point cloud processing and modelling software have also been provided. The donation will help students overcome hurdles they commonly experience in their research projects, such as capturing accurate data quickly and easily. Graduate students have used scanners in the past for vegetation and hydrologic mapping. PhD student Danielle Svehla Christianson is using the scanner for a forestry study... (read more)
2013-04-23 08:55:40

New Zealand Engineering Firm Acquires Maptek Spatial Modelling Tools

Gaia Engineers, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has acquired Maptek I-Site Studio and Maptek Eureka for its civil engineering practice. Gaia saw the need for smart automated tools to help interpret geological and geotechnical features from large photogrammetry and Lidar point cloud datasets, which are available in I-Site Studio. Incorporating drilling data to model geology for analysis of structures and failures is streamlined in Eureka. Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualisation and modelling of drilling, geophysical surveys, maps, imagery and GIS data. Workflows The Maptek workflows played a critical part in the purchasing decision, said Simon Nelis. technical... (read more)
2016-12-13 11:39:15
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