Mining and Engineering Solutions

Maptek is a provider of software and solutions for the mining and engineering sectors. Listening to customers and responding to their needs is the philosophy, and founded on this products have been developed including Vulcan software for 3D geological modelling and mine planning, I-Site hardware and software for 3D laser scanning and imaging, and MineSuite fleet personnel and production information systems. Established in Sydney, Australia by Bob Johnson in 1981 and now headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Maptek maintains a global sales and support structure based in the regions. A policy of vigorous expansion in 1986 led to an international... (read more)
2010-11-04 03:56:57 Jane Ball, Maptek, Australia

Iranian Meeting on Mining

Higher officials from Iran Ministry of Industry and Mines, and from all its 30 provincial directorates were able to learn about Netcad mining solutions in the seminar held in Tehran. In the seminar the Ore Body Modeling and Mine Planning Engineering solution NETPRO/Mine and NETGIS|Server platform based Geospatial Mining License Information System solutions are presented. The event was interactive and the attendees highly appreciated the solutions. After the event the higher officials of the ministry mentioned that the presented solutions fits all the requirements of their organization, and even they present more than the expectations.Iran Ministry of Industry and Mines... (read more)
2010-04-28 02:54:04

Mining Slope Monitoring Conference

3D Laser Mapping, UK, has published the programme of speakers for its forthcoming International Slope Monitoring Conference. Taking place on 25 and 26 July 2012 in Mokopane, South Africa, the programme is to include a keynote address from one of Anglo American’s principal surveyors, case study presentations by laser monitoring system SiteMonitor users, and a paper on slope failure by 3D Laser Mapping’s executive chairman and founder, Dr Graham Hunter. The conference will also provide hands-on training sessions and the opportunity for delegates to network with peers. Keynote speaker Huw Thomas, principal surveyor at Anglo American, has more than 20... (read more)
2012-06-25 10:09:56

Nigerian Computerised Mining Title Cadastre

GAF AG (Germany) has been awarded a contract to set-up a new computerised and countrywide mining cadastre system for Nigeria. After the successful completion of contract negotiations GAF has started work on-site in June 2007. The project aims to improve governance in the mining sector, through the establishment of a transparent system to grant, manage and cancel permits. The efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered as a backbone to increase investment and growth in the mining sector of Nigeria.   Activities include set-up of the new computerised mining cadastre in Nigeria, training, database generation and institutional strengthening.... (read more)
2007-06-22 02:15:18

UAVs in the Mining Industry

Capturing the Andalusian Mina de Aguas Teñidas
A growing number of mining companies are employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Equipped with digital cameras, such remote-controlled small aircraft generate high-resolution aerial imagery which can be further processed to produce highly precise orthophotos, point clouds and 3D models. Surveyors and engineers can use this data to make statements and forecasts about the development of the mine, document changes as well as calculate volumes of spoil and stockpiles. In mines with both aboveground and underground areas, UAVs can provide important information about the state of the aboveground area, thus improving the safety of the workers underground. This was practised in... (read more)
2015-11-26 10:59:41

Managing Director Machine Control Mining

Steven Vesterdal has a long and successful track record in the mining business. Steven has almost twelve years experience in modular mining systems where he worked as a project engineering manager. He was involved in many customer implementations, developing key subsystems and modules. He also participated heavily in sales, product development and customer account management. After that time Steven became the chief technology officer at the automation center in Tucson (Arizona, USA). Together with his team Steven Vesterdal will expand on the recent successes of the mining business: "The mining business in North and South America has an excellent opportunity... (read more)
2010-04-22 03:37:35

Surveying in the Mining Sector

An Overview of Geospatial Methods in Mining Engineering
Geospatial data forms the foundation of mining. The rapidly evolving innovations in the geomatics sector are bringing previously unforeseen opportunities that will provide a major boost, both to mining surveyors and the mining industry as a whole. Read on for an article which starts with some history – after all, we should never forget where we came from – and then goes on to present a general outline of surveying in the mining industry, with a focus on the survey equipment and the technologies that are being used today. (By Wim van Wegen, GIM International) Surveyors in the mining industry... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

Electronic Mining Cadastre Framework for Burkina Faso

GAF has been awarded a contract to support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou in establishing a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso. The overall project objective is to improve governance in the mining sector by establishing a modern, web-based system for granting and managing mineral rights. The efficient, transparent and reliable administration of such titles is considered to be a key factor in increasing growth and investment in the mining sector in Burkina Faso.   The rollout of the eMC+ cadastre solution will increase the institutional capacity and efficiency of the ministry by... (read more)
2015-07-16 09:43:05

Earth Observation for Improved Mining Governance

GAF, Germany, has teamed up with DLR (German Aerospace Center, Germany) and IES (Institute for Environmental Security, The Netherlands), to carry out a contract to use optical and radar remote-sensing sensors and interpretation techniques in locating, mapping and monitoring small-scale and artisanal mining (ASM) operations. In many countries, information about ASM is largely incomplete and, as a consequence, ASM activities remain informal and outside of governmental supervision and regulation.   Especially in remote, poorly accessible or security-sensitive areas, satellite-based remote sensing is the most efficient tool for area-wide mapping and monitoring. In this project, very high resolution optical image data,... (read more)
2012-02-23 02:55:42

Project for Gold Mining in Africa Completed

After 3 years of conducting surveying work for different industries in Ghana, Geokosmos has now extended its activity to a new market segment: the gold mining industry. In June 2006 Geokosmos carried out surveying project in Ghana for the gold mining industry. Geokosmos specialists surveyed 3 large areas of the country using airborne laser scanning (Lidar) technology. To provide high accuracy geospatial data and to receive output products in the shortest possible time, the survey was conducted with ALTM 3100 (Optech Inc., Canada) with the integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), manufactured in France. The acquired data will form the basis... (read more)
2006-08-28 12:00:00
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