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Will Reid - Global Development Strategy Manager - December 14, 2022

Coming up with new ideas is hard, coming up with new ideas that work is even tougher. Bringing those ideas to market introduces another dimension of production, distribution and commercial considerations.

Keen to collaborate with like-minded organisations around mining technology research, in 2019 Maptek joined the Integrated Mining Consortium funded by the Premier of South Australia. High on the agenda alongside finding innovative answers to intractable problems, was the need to identify key steps to bring those ideas to market where they can deliver value to industry.


Will Reid - Global Development Strategy Manager - October 12, 2022

When Maptek Global Strategy Managers from across the world gathered in Adelaide, South Australia recently it was the first time they had all been under the same roof. The pandemic prevented physical meetings in recent years, but didn’t stop strong collaboration through virtual channels among the nine managers of Maptek product and development strategy.


Steve Sullivan - Senior Technical Sales Specialist Technical Lead - DomainMCF - August 24, 2022

Machine learning techniques have proved their worth in rapidly modelling domains direct from a validated geological database. Now attention has turned to grade trends. 

The 2022 release of DomainMCF raises the bar for data-driven model generation. New functionality incorporates prediction of numeric variables in the block model output. (more…)

Maureen Moore - Technical Services Manager & Training Program Lead - August 15, 2022

Maptek has a long tradition of investing in customer education and training. Over our 40-year history, we’ve learned how important it is for our customers to understand how to leverage Maptek solutions for their unique mining challenges. That’s why we continue to focus on developing convenient ways for our customers to educate themselves on our solutions. The goal is to empower our customers to understand the applications and find creative solutions to their complex daily challenges. We believe when our customers are successful, we also succeed at our jobs.  (more…)

Steve Sullivan - Senior Technical Sales Specialist Technical Lead - DomainMCF - August 3, 2022

As a geologist, you look at some surface or downhole data and intuitively ‘know’ what is going on. You build a sub-surface model in your head and try to prove it with the data. You hope that when it comes to mining the plan will be close enough to reality.

The traditional paradigm of modelling is more data = better models = greater confidence. The reality is more data = bigger models = longer time. The upshot is less time for thinking = hasty decisions = lower confidence.

Machine learning improves on the old paradigm. More data is still better. Clean data is even more important. Intuition is still valid. But the model should be driven by the data, not the bias of the geologist. (more…)

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