A new solution for visualising surfaces will help open cut mining or civil engineering operations to more easily access survey updates across the life of a project.
GeoSpatial Manager combines smart visualisation tools with a simple interface. The result is an easy-to-use system for managing as-built surfaces that can be accessed by everyone in an organisation via a web interface.
The unique solution dynamically updates surveyed surfaces, allowing users to manage, visualise and download any as-built surface at any point in time over the life of a project and apply it to downstream tasks.
Maptek intends that customer systems will ultimately be able to connect via API with any Maptek product including Vulcan, Vulcan GeologyCore, BlastLogic, PointStudio and MaterialMRT.
Managing survey data volume
Managing the volume of survey data available is a long-standing source of frustration for project leaders and survey managers. Increasingly large amounts of data will only continue to put pressure on people, time and systems.
Varying frequencies or cycles for updating site topographies and different data gathering and storage methods are common. Databases may be set up for different areas without any correlation between individual areas or the overall site.
Engineers risk using out-of-date surfaces for design work, or losing productivity by waiting for updated data. Additional opportunity is lost when teams cannot automate other tasks because the most recent surface has not been stored or made available in a systematic way.
All of these factors create uncertainty in knowing which surfaces are the most current and which should be used.
Closing the gap between data and value
Knowing exactly what an operation looks like now and at key points in time improves understanding, efficiency and collaboration.
GeoSpatial Manager allows users to download a portion, or the entire full resolution surface, for a key date and time, and apply it to any task in their operation.
A single platform allows all surfaces for a project to be accessed and dynamically visualised using a time slider. Centralised storage on a cloud or network server avoids frustration and risk arising from locating survey files that may be stored in various folders on a local or server machine.
Maptek identifies several benefits of GeoSpatial Manager:
- Single source of survey truth
- Dynamic surveyed surface updates
- Improved efficiency and inter-team communication
- Cross-team collaboration via web-based interface
Watch the video at labs.maptek.com and get in touch with Maptek to request a demonstration with your data.
‘Our various survey teams were all saving files in their own networks, using different naming conventions. Retrieving files across the project to show the status of as-builts on a given date was uncoordinated and prone to inaccuracy.’
- GeoSpatial Manager allows operations to display as-built surfaces to everyone in their organisation via a web interface
- Users can download a portion, or the entire full resolution surface, for a specified date and time, and apply it to any task in their operation
- Knowing exactly what an operation looks like now and at key points in time improves understanding, efficiency and collaboration