Maptek Evolution produces short, medium, long-term and strategic life of mine schedules alongside practical production plans.
Maptek™ is an international company motivated by excellence and innovation to develop 3D solutions that support intelligent business decisions across the entire mining value chain. Our powerful, smart technologies help operations better understand and transform technical data into decision-ready information. An internet of things (IoT) approach ensures contextual data collected by equipment, processes and systems can be communicated in real time to technical teams and management.
Maptek’s hardware, software and services help miners refine geological and resource models, calculate reserves, develop short and long term plans and schedule mining. Our applications provide a common platform for geological, geotechnical and engineering teams.
Maptek builds collaborative partnerships with users and other technology providers. We develop innovative, technically robust solutions that solve daily challenges and improve industry practice. Maptek invests heavily in R&D, embracing new immersive technologies and applying solutions that allow mining companies to continuously improve performance.
Maptek supports the professional development of the next generation of mining professionals through masterclasses, internships and train the trainer initiatives.
Orebody understanding leads to robust geological models and mine designs
Maptek Vulcan™ and Eureka offer an interactive 3D visualisation and modelling environment to build and evaluate models for exploration and mine projects.
Users can manage and validate drillhole, assay, geophysical, lithological and analytical data.
Implicit modelling and uncertainty modelling improve outcomes when working with complex geology to build accurate resource models. A feature-rich geostatistical toolbox helps users gain a clear understanding of geological data and analyse multiple scenarios for real-time comparisons.
Modelling and analysis can be semi or fully automated. Updates to the project database are seamlessly reflected in mine models, promoting faster, more effective decision-making.
Engineering solutions inform orebody-aware mine planning decisions
Maptek provides a common platform for geological, geotechnical and engineering teams.
Reliable and repeatable results are derived from running multiple scenarios for streamlined translation into safe and economic mine plans. Connectivity with orebody knowledge, mine execution and production systems enables a real-time, holistic design and planning environment where decisions can have an immediate impact on mine performance.
Whether developing day-to-day or long term mine plans, Vulcan provides the tools to model the resource and design the mine, dynamically updating plans as data changes. Interpretations and results can be shared with confidence to guide productive and profitable mining.
Spatial measurement and benchmarking drill and blast operations
Maptek BlastLogic™ digital drill and blast management system advances sustainable improvements in blast design and implementation that increase safety and performance, and optimise costs.
Maptek solves key challenges such as automation, data analytics and blast optimisation through simulation and evaluation of blast outcomes that take up and downstream processes into account. Integration with third-party drill navigation systems delivers near real-time synchronisation of mine planning and operational data.
Maptek spatial 3D measurement solutions are founded on innovative in-field processing to deliver automated outcomes. Long and short range, IP65-rated laser scanners are applied to survey, conformance and stability monitoring applications in underground and surface mines. Flexible configuration, advanced visualisation and reporting meet rigorous operational safety and risk management objectives.
Maptek PointStudio software supports rapid turnaround of data for generating volumetric and design conformance reports. Rigorous environmental protection, faster data acquisition, improved HDR photography and remote control lead to enhanced surface and underground survey solutions.
Safe and accurate slope stability and underground convergence monitoring
Sentry delivers accurate, reliable risk monitoring data for mining and civil engineering projects, including ramps, access roads, land slips, dam walls and tunnel openings.
Sentry is a laser-based system that is simple to set up and operate.
Operations can monitor multiple zones within a scene. Customisable monitoring frequency and notification thresholds allow critical information to be sent direct to geotechnical staff or mine managers so they can decide on action to be taken.
Sentry produces a true 3D digital terrain model for analysing structures and the surrounding area. Time lapse video allows users to visualise events and predict movement.
Safe and reliable convergence and subsidence monitoring delivers accurate data to support underground risk management programmes.
Scheduling across all strategic and tactical mine planning horizons
Evolution uses resource model data to calculate every aspect of mine planning and scheduling, including net present value (NPV), haulage, waste dump formation, mineral processing, mining equipment and CapEx.
It generates and compares thousands of planning scenarios and presents the best option to meet criteria.
This enables miners to implement one software system for medium, long-term and strategic mine scheduling, as well as daily and weekly activity planning.
Evolution helps operations deliver consistent product to match customer specifications when economic conditions change. In an industry first, Evolution generates practical, real-world schedules optimised against multiple objectives, either independently or simultaneously and in any combination. This allows operations to maximise their life of mine while maintaining production targets for each period.
Intelligent machine and mine production system analytics
Maptek is applying machine learning and augmented reality to accelerate tasks such as grade estimation, fragmentation analysis and production tracking.
A partnership with PETRA Data Science has resulted in integration of digital twin models within Vulcan block models for utilising vast amounts of historical production data for predicting mine performance.
MineSuite mine information systems allow operations to monitor and report on product, processes, equipment and personnel across mining, processing and beneficiation environments.
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Maptek 100% owned subsidiary MinLog develops information management systems that contextualise data from various sources to close the loop between operations and planning.
Maptek Eureka is much more than an exploration package, with advanced modelling, lithology, seismic and geotechnical tools that add value to geological investigation.
Maptek Sentry is a mobile remote monitoring system that uses laser scanning to continuously measure ground movement with extremely fine spatial resolution and accuracy.
Maptek 3D laser survey technology combines rugged long-range laser scanning hardware and powerful modelling and analysis software. Maptek laser scanning systems are safe, accurate and reliable and are developed in an ISO9001 quality certified environment.
Maptek has formed a partnership with data science experts PETRA to leverage the technology of both companies to build business improvement into the mining cycle.
Vulcan 2020 continues the Maptek tradition of developing innovative technology to improve mining operations through integrated geology and optimised design tools for advanced modelling and analysis.
Maptek Group Product Manager, Mine Planning Jesse Oldham outlines why the latest release of the mine planning package, Vulcan 2020, allows engineers and geologists to make confident decisions about planning and design for safe, productive operations.
As a mining professional you work hard to understand your orebody, mining techniques, equipment and processing plant, and then apply that knowledge to improve mine performance.
Breaking the Billion Variable Barrier in Real-World Optimization Using a Customized Evolutionary Algorithm
Award-winning paper 'Breaking the Billion Variable Barrier in Real-World Optimization Using a Customized Evolutionary Algorithm' by Maptek's Christie Myburgh and Professor Kalyanmoy Deb of Michigan State University outlines a new evolutionary computation that scales to handle even the most difficult problems.
Maptek is delivering a series of free online sessions to help users and industry figures experience the latest in Maptek products, innovations and solutions to solve their mining challenges.
Maptek is pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Slabbert to the role of General Manager of Maptek in South Africa.
Maptek has announced Eduardo Coloma as the new global CEO to lead the business at an exciting time for mining.
Maptek has built on its position as a leading developer of integrated technical solutions with the launch of Evolution Epoch short term planning tool.
In an industry first, Maptek and PETRA Data Science have established a partnership, which will enable seamless value chain optimisation and simulation from resource models through to metal produced.
Maptek has released a cold climate model of its award-winning mobile Sentry system for stability monitoring.
Maptek has announced further investment in MinLog, building on a longstanding partnership that bridges the gap between mine planning and mine production.
The leaders in intelligent mine scheduling optimisation have pushed the benchmark even higher with the recent release of Maptek Evolution 5.1.
The launch of PointStudio 8 from Maptek heralds a new name, platform and ribbon interface to the long-standing point Cloud processing and modelling software.
New and enhanced features in Maptek Vulcan 11 target the productivity and efficiency gains that operations desire as mining activity ramps up.
A collaborative partnership with LlamaZOO will deliver advanced data visualisation in 3D and VR to mining customers.
A high-grade gold deposit in Western Australia relies on Maptek Evolution Cloud-based technology to solve scheduling challenges.
Maptek BlastLogic provides advanced reporting around drill and blast, allowing operations to benchmark the process for identifying and realising areas for improvement.
The Klondex Mines underground gold-silver mine uses Maptek™ Vulcan™ to optimise various stages of their operation.
Whether for general underground survey or detailed geological face mapping, few understand the mine survey challenge such as Maptek. Which is why the new Maptek I-Site SR3 600m-range laser scanner is destined to become the mine measurement standard for underground operations.
The Maptek summer internship programme has given a group of aspiring software engineers experience operating in professional teams, working with different code bases and finding solutions to real-world challenges.
Maptek I‑Site technology has been instrumental in providing accurate and efficient survey deliverables across the Savage River iron ore operation.
A new strategic panel caving product developed by Maptek™ targets the most cost-effective underground mining method in a transparent, analytical way while maximising productivity.
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