LiDAR scanning solutions supplier Emesent has partnered with mine planning software company Datamine in a move that will see an integration between their respective flagship products, Hovermap and Sirovision.
The collaboration will enable the delivery of new data and insights to mining customers, particularly from challenging and inaccessible areas of a mine, boosting productivity and moving the industry towards a safer, digitally-driven mining ecosystem.
New insights from inaccessible areas
The Emesent-Datamine partnership enables geotechnical structure mapping through Emesent’s smart mobile scanning unit, Hovermap, and Datamine’s open pit and underground mining software, Sirovision, to provide increased clarity to mining companies.
Emesent’s Hovermap allows data to be captured from previously inaccessible areas, including locations beyond-visual-line-of-sight and in GPS-denied environments such as stopes, ore passes, and raises.
Seamless import of Hovermap scans into Sirovision
Data from Emesent’s Hovermap will now seamlessly integrate into Datamine’s Sirovision, allowing users to more easily identify and map geotechnical structures. The range of geotechnical analysis tools available, from wedge detection to slope stability, allows valuable insights to be extracted.
The win-win partnership will allow mining companies to gain new, data-driven insights about geotechnical features from stopes and other previously inaccessible areas.
Emesent is a world-leader in drone autonomy, LiDAR mapping, and data analytics, and has built a reputation for enabling autonomous data capture in the mining, infrastructure, and survey and mapping industries.
Hovermap, the company’s award-winning, flagship product, is a smart mobile scanning unit that provides advanced drone autonomy to map hazardous and GPS-denied environments.
Datamine is one of the world’s leading providers of technology that allows seamless planning and managing of mining operations. It provides solutions spanning resource modelling, mine planning, operations, and logistics worldwide.
The company’s open pit and underground mining software, Sirovision, is based on years of CSIRO research, and is ideal for geological and geotechnical mapping and analysis.
“It’s a great addition to our solutions that will allow customers to capture more data than ever before”
Datamine CEO Dylan Webb said: “Emesent’s Hovermap technology is the most innovative solution in the industry for collecting detailed information from inaccessible areas, providing a valuable new data source for mapping and analysis.”
Esa Immonen, VP Customer Experience at Datamine noted: “Hovermap is a fast and safe way to capture 3D data underground for structural mapping. It’s a great addition to our solutions that will allow customers to capture more data than ever before.”
Emesent CEO and co-founder Dr. Stefan Hrabar commented: “We’re excited to be working with Datamine to unlock new insights for our mining customers. This partnership helps us move closer to our vision of a digitally-driven mining ecosystem.
It’s a natural fit as Emesent’s Hovermap enables capturing detailed scans in previously inaccessible areas, while Datamine’s Sirovision allows analysis of the data to derive new geotechnical insights.
It’s also rewarding to see these two technologies which have their origins in CSIRO brought together to have an impact in the mining domain.”
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