Mining and Engineering Solutions

Maptek
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

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

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

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

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. It 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. Surveyors in the mining industry fulfil an essential function since they provide... (read more)
2017-02-01 08:46:34

Maptek Vulcan 64-bit Mining Software

Mining technology provider Maptek is releasing Vulcan 64-bit to global mining customers during April. The launch kicked off at Expomin in Santiago, Chile this week. Vulcan 64-bit combines the advantages of a 3D modelling environment with the power of modern 64-bit technology to make it possible to work with large datasets. The 64-bit support covers the entire software offering, allowing all Vulcan users access to the platform. Eric Gonzalez, Vulcan product manager, said that the release was supported by user experiences reported from the global 64-bit beta testing programme which ran in the lead-up to the release. Both 32-bit and... (read more)
2012-04-10 09:42:02

Tough Laser Survey Technology for Mining

Three words that impress mine surveyors are tough, reliable and accurate. This is exactly how Maptek (Australia) describes its latest I-Site laser scanning technology which will be launched at MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA, this week. The I-Site 8810 with I-Site Studio 4.0 software is a combination developed for the daily practice of fieldwork. The I-Site 8810 retains the long range and panoramic imaging capability of the I-Site 8800 and adds some of the must-have features of the I-Site 8400 laser scanner, plus provides some upgrades of its own. A wireless link means the scanner controller no longer needs to... (read more)
2012-09-25 10:01:44
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