Maptek - 40 years of innovation

Eduardo Coloma.

In 2021 we celebrate 40 years in business! Maptek is proud to be part of a global community that is committed to improving outcomes for the mining industry.

We've grown from a small geological database services team to a global technology business with more than 20,000 users spanning 90 countries. Thank you to our staff, customers and partners who have made this achievement possible!

We hope to see you online or in person at one of our events in 2021 to help celebrate this important milestone.

Eduardo Coloma, Maptek CEO

Hear from our customers and partners

Customers are the centre of everything we do at Maptek and we are pleased to share their stories here.

Toby Prior.

Measured Group Director and Principal Geologist Toby Prior says dynamic technology helps the mining industry cope with accelerating demand for data to be processed and delivered faster.

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Malcolm Titley conducting an exploration review with Jim Brigden on the Mantra Uranium project, Tanzania, in 2010.

Maja Mining Ltd Managing Director and Principal Consultant Malcolm Titley began his mining career in 1981 - the same year Maptek was founded.

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Peter McDonald.

Peter McDonald, Survey Coordinator at Anglo American Coal acknowledges the value of Vulcan during his 34-year survey career.

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Munkhjargal Chukhal.

Mongolian Mining Engineer Munkhjargal Chukhal was introduced to Maptek Vulcan when studying at the University of Adelaide.

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More of our customers and partners

Meet our people

Maptek staff are the backbone of our company. They are committed, energetic and enthusiastic about helping customers to solve their daily challenges.

Pete Shelton.

Software engineer Pete Shelton has been instrumental in guiding Maptek software development from the infancy of computer graphics to the groundbreaking techniques of today.

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Andy Newman.

Global Development Strategy Manager Andy Newman is proud of the evolution of the Maptek laser scan survey business from its embryonic stage to manufacturing status today.

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Marika Colby.

Software Tester & Developer Marika Colby started her Maptek journey with a summer school tour.

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Alex Pitman.

Alex Pitman worked on several software development teams before becoming the Team Lead for the Maptek Workbench that brings all Maptek applications together in one place.

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Meet more of our people

Maptek timeline


Mining is in the Maptek DNA - it defines our past and determines our strategic technology roadmap for the benefit of industry into the future.

The Maptek philosophy is to keep customer needs first and foremost and your success is our motivation. Take a look at this snapshot of our 40 years of innovation.


A company is born to develop desktop software and put it into the hands of mining professionals.


Vulcan, the world’s first true 3D mining software, sold to Utah International in San Francisco.


Maptek releases I-Site Studio with 3D modelling and analysis tools to revolutionise mine survey.


Maptek launches first Australian-manufactured, mining-tough laser survey hardware system.


Industry collaboration leads to the BlastLogic blast quality and management solution.


Maptek launches the Sentry monitoring system, adding value to our laser-based imaging systems.


Machine learning applied to domain modelling in a revolutionary advance for resource modelling.

See the whole timeline

Guest Book

Help us celebrate our 40-year milestone by leaving a message. We look forward to hearing from you.

This program has been a lighthouse to my understanding of resource modelling and efficient mine planning. It has been essential in my team's capstone project at the University of Alberta.

Austen Gibb

We are happy to be part of the Maptek journey and your 40 year celebrations. It is a proud achievement to serve the industry with such a long tenure. We have noticed many satisfied clients in India who are using Maptek mining solutions. The Maptek journey is one of combined team efforts and deserves well wishes from satisfied customers across globe. Best wishes from Aimil Ltd, India.

Hitesh Patel

Uso el vulcan desde el 1997. Es un software muy amigable e interactivo. Me ha permitido trabajar en diseños de minas a cielo abierto como subterráneas, diseño de caminos, botaderos. Planificación. Los cuales han sido aplicado en la gran minería. Nota 10 para los inventores y a los que hemos aportado. Estoy fascinado.

Miguel Reyes

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Maptek Connect 2021

Maptek Connect 2021 logo.

On May 19 our customers, partners and industry experts provided their insights around the latest mining challenges and shared their tips for success.

Recorded sessions are now available to watch on demand.

Maptek Connect 2021