November 3, 2015 — Maptek Managing Director Peter Johnson will chair an Innovations and Opportunitiessession on day one of the Third International Future Mining Conference in Sydney this week.
Peter said the conference would provide a terrific platform to discuss ways the industry can innovate to overcome challenges and develop in line with industry needs.
‘The mining industry is at the vanguard of technology in so many areas and it is crucial to look outside our own backyard to consider how we can improve,’ Peter said.
‘We encourage innovation at Maptek – innovation is the key to unlocking competitive advantage.’
‘There’s a lot to learn from other disciplines that can inspire innovation in our own field.’
The Innovations and Opportunities session is set to include discussion around the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in mining.
‘This is of great interest to Maptek,’ he said.
‘Our airborne mapping software processes photogrammetric data, producing accurate results for mapping stockpiles, highwalls, pit surfaces and topography.
‘Integration with laser scan survey, design conformance and mine planning software ensures a cost effective and time saving solution for rapidly mapping and analysing change in mining, geospatial and infrastructure applications.
‘Combining aerial mapping with 3D laser scanning will help further our ultimate goal of enabling a continuous mine model - the real-time representation of a mine site - which will be of enormous value to operations.’
Visit Maptek at Booth 9 of Future Mining, which runs from November 4-6 at Australian Technology Park, Sydney.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek™ is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1700 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops industry-leading software Vulcan™, Eureka™, Evolution and BlastLogic™ for mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation. I-Site™ is integrated hardware and software for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. The spatial data collected can be used for geotechnical analysis, stockpile measurement, design conformance and movement tracking supported by software systems I-Site Studio, Drive, PerfectDig™ and Sentry.