Maptek History

Innovative, trusted, proven.

Maptek™ is the leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the global mining industry. With 40 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, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney (Australia); Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Vancouver and Montreal (Canada); Denver and Elko (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, and in 2019 we established a presence in Elko, Nevada.

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

Maptek technology solutions focus 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 20,000 users worldwide. It is supported by specialist tools for visualising, validating and modelling geospatial data. Our point cloud software revolutionised the modelling and analysis of 3D laser scan data when we launched to market in 2000.

Maptek entered the surveying equipment market in 2004 with Australian-built, 3D laser surveying and digital imaging hardware. Current generation R3 series laser scanners are among the lightest and fastest field-to-finish spatial survey technologies for mining, civil engineering and agricultural applications. Value-adding solutions based on our award-winning laser imaging technology include Sentry open cut and underground stability monitoring and risk management systems.

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 parameters for mass subsidence mining projects.

Maptek owns the MineSuite fleet management and proximity awareness systems and in 2020 launched Maptek Resource Tracking tools for material compliance and reconciliation from pit to plant.
In 2020 early adopters started using DomainMCF, which applies machine learning and cloud processing to generate resource models directly from drillhole data. The service offers significant speed and accuracy benefits and will be released early in 2021.

Maptek software solutions 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 provides consulting services and professional support to its customer base in more than 90 countries.

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

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