One of the world’s leading mining geospatial experts is in Australia to advise resources companies on how cutting-edge mapping technology could change the future of the industry.

During industry briefings around the country, Esri Mining Solutions Lead Willy Lynch will reveal how new real-time Geographic Information System (GIS) technology can help Australia’s mining industry lower costs, raise productivity, improve health and safety operations and meet environmental obligations.

Mr Lynch said having access to real-time intelligent mapping capabilities is a “game changer” for Australia’s mining industry.

“Information previously stored in databases, and recorded as text or numerical information, can now be visualised and analysed on a ‘live’ dynamic map,” Mr Lynch said.

“By mapping and analysing live feeds of asset data from a wide ranges of sources – such as the location of vehicles, mobile assets or employees – GIS technology provides mining companies with a clear and precise understanding of their operations.

“For the first time, organisations can pinpoint the exact location of an asset on a map – not just a coordinate which says it’s at location x and y – and see it move around in real-time.
 
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