Maptek invests with PETRA Data Science
March 14, 2019 -- 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. Mining companies will be able, for the first time, to use millions of tonnes of their historical performance and resource metadata for dynamic optimisation.
‘I see Maptek as the go to company for spatial data in mining. Whether you are looking at their 3D virtual environments for geological modelling and mine optimisation, or long-range laser scanners for 3D mapping and monitoring, every aspect is custom built for mining. Any true digital twin in mining needs to consider geology.’
‘Our partnership with Maptek provides PETRA with easy access to upstream geological data for value chain optimisation, and enables Maptek to extend schedule optimisation downstream of the mine. For the first time, miners will be able to play forward the mine schedule into the processing plant.’
‘Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Maptek R&D facility in Adelaide, where I listened as the Manufacturing Manager explained how in response to customer requests, they have shed 4 kilograms off the weight of their scanners.’