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.

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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Chaoshui Xu.

The partnership with Maptek is critical to helping Associate Professor Chaoshui Xu and his team achieve remarkable outcomes in the University of Adelaide Mining Engineering degree program.

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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.

Edia Briceno.

Senior Geologist Edia Briceno says Maptek culture transcends regional borders and she is lucky to have experienced this in her career.

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James Mackenzie.

Technical Solutions Specialist James Mackenzie was a student working at his first mine site when he had his mind blown by Vulcan and the responsive development for which Maptek is renowned.

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Badisheng Morena.

Mining Engineer Badisheng Morena counts being able to solve an immediate need and improve the drill & blast process for a customer in Africa as the highlight of his Maptek career.

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Linh Nguyen.

Vulcan software developer Linh Nguyen found her new home in Australia and at Maptek soon after arriving from Vietnam.

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Hear from our founder


Empowering mining professionals by giving them the technology they need to work efficiently has underpinned the success of Maptek for 40 years.

Founder Dr Bob Johnson reflects on our journey, which has evolved from developer of desktop modelling tools to mining technology provider with products spanning mining types, commodities and applications.

Dr Johnson remains excited about the experimentation cycle Maptek will experience in the next 5 years that will guide the intelligent, automated technologies to support the mining operations of the future.

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Maptek timeline


Dr Bob Johnson starts a company to develop desktop software for 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.


Maptek applies machine learning to domain modelling in a revolutionary advance for resource modelling.

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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