Maptek History

Innovative, trusted, proven.

Maptek™ is the leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the global mining industry. With more than 35 years of commitment to mine technology research and development, we offer an extensive range of products backed by unparalleled customer service and support.

Our wide geographic spread enables us to deliver products and services efficiently to our customers. The Maptek Group has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney (Australia); Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Vancouver and Montreal (Canada); Denver (USA); Viña del Mar (Chile); Mexico City (Mexico); Edinburgh (UK); Lima (Peru); and Johannesburg (RSA).

Maptek customers are big and small players in the mining industry. In response to operations requiring a local presence, a vigorous expansion policy in the first 20 years saw offices opened in USA (1986), UK (1989), South Africa (1992), Chile (1994), Brazil (1997) interlaced with the Australian network in Sydney (1981), Perth (1989), Adelaide (1990) and Brisbane (2001). In 2017 Maptek expanded our Canadian operations with the opening of an office in Montreal.

The importance of a local presence has been augmented by reliance on global teams who can share expertise and participate in centralised decision making.

Maptek product technology focuses on analysing and modelling data from disparate sources to solve the problems that engineers, geologists and miners face every day.

The pioneering Vulcan 3D modelling and mine design software now has more than 15000 users worldwide. Specialist tools for visualising and managing geospatial data, particularly in exploration projects, are delivered in Eureka.

When I-Site Studio software came onto the market in 2000 it revolutionised the modelling and analysis of 3D laser scan data. The MineSuite system for mine information reporting and fleet management was added in 2001.

Maptek entered the surveying equipment market in 2004 with our Australian-built, I-Site integrated 3D laser surveying and digital imaging hardware. This next generation spatial survey technology has spawned solutions across mining, civil engineering and agricultural industries. Value-adding systems based on our award-winning laser scan technology include Sentry for stability monitoring and risk management, and PerfectDig for design compliance in the field.

BlastLogic drill and blast accuracy management system developed in association with industry was launched to market in 2011 and Evolution scheduling optimisation software joined the Maptek portfolio in 2014. CaveLogic, released in 2018, targets strategic evaluation of the economic, technical and practical parametrees for mass subsidence mining projects.

Maptek shares ownership of the MineSuite system for mine information reporting and fleet management with MinLog.

Maptek products are delivered on the Maptek Workbench, a unified 3D platform for high impact visualisation and data sharing. Data can be accessed via the cloud and mobile platforms. Research and development focuses on harnessing the latest technology for agile, digital solutions which optimise mining operations. Maptek also provides consulting services and professional support to its customer base in more than 75 countries.


Bob Johnson explaining how Maptek expertise helped with the Chile mine rescue and finding The 33 (Los 33)

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