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SMIC News - August 2021

SMIC News August 2021SMIC News Issue 65 - August 2021 including info on the 174th General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

Mining More Efficiently in Carrapateena copper mine

ozmineralsOz Minerals uses Hovermap in many ways to capture data in areas that were not previously accessible to improve the efficiency and decision-making of their engineers.

Smart Tools for Haul Road Compliance

maptek haul road complianceMining companies want to maintain a safe working environment. Well designed and maintained haul roads are the key to minimising costs and improving productivity.

One to Many Mine Measurement Solutions

maptek forge june 2021Maptek sensing systems are extremely safe and easy to use, collecting mining or large civil project data and feeding results and reports to downstream consumers.

Improving Convergence Monitoring Using LiDAR Data

emesent improving convergence monitoringIn December 2019, Rio Tinto engaged MineLiDAR to trial Hovermap for convergence monitoring at its Argyle Diamond Mine, in Western Australia.

Combining Radar with Geodetic Monitoring

hexagon180x160A new e-book has been published by Hexagon outlining the benefits of combined radar and geodetic monitoring.

Emesent Partners with Datamine

emesent and datamineEmesent and Datamine have partnered to enable geotechnical structure mapping in stopes and other inaccessible areas.

SMIC News - May 2021

SMIC News May 2021SMIC News Issue 64 - May 2021 including info on the 173rd General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure (POSI) applications made easier through new Customer Hub

spatial servicesPreservation of Survey Infrastructure (POSI) applications will soon be directed to contact Survey Operations through the new DCS Spatial Services user-friendly Customer Hub.

Maptek Celebrates 40 Years

maptek 40 180x160In the mid 1970s, geologist Bob Johnson opened a small bureau service above a row of shops in suburban Sydney, NSW, to computerise coal seam drafting. That venture was the precursor to Maptek, which today develops, sells and supports innovative mining solutions to more than 20,000 users worldwide.

SMIC News - February 2021

SMIC News Feb 2021SMIC News Issue 63 - February 2021 including info on the 172nd General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

Case Study: Significant State Development

FyfeIn 2019 Fyfe was approached iby a long-standing client to assist with the planning and reporting for a proposed State Significant Development (SSD). The project required characterisation of over 4,000 structures and buildings (SB) covering an area approximately 20kms x 22kms.

Webinar - Mungari Gold Mine Improves Stope Design

Evolution Mining mungari webinarMungari Gold operation replaced its CMS with Hovermap, and captured rich stope data sets that help improve stope design and reconciliation.

Kiruna Mine Case Study - Fall of Ground Inspections

emesent kiruna case studyOn 17 May, 2020, the LKAB Kiruna Mine in Sweden experienced a seismic event that resulted in significant fall of ground, deep within the site. The iron-ore mine was immediately closed and mine managers began determining how best to assess the damage.

SMIC News - December 2020

SMIC News Dec 2020SMIC News Issue 62 - December 2020 including info on the 171st General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

SMIC News - August 2020

smic news december 2019SMIC News Issue 61 - August 2020 including info on the 32nd AGM and 170th General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

SMIC News - April 2020

smic news december 2019SMIC News Issue 60 - April 2020 including info on the 169th General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports,  Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

SMIC News - February 2020

smic news december 2019SMIC News Issue 59 - Feb 2020 including info on the 168th General Meeting, Upcoming Events, Industry Reports, Surveying Education Reports, Global Surveyors Day, Surveying & SIS Traineeships, and the SMIC Training & Scholarship Program.

Monitoring of Tailings Dams

Brumadinho dam disasterThe volume of tailings release due to dam failure has been trending upwards since the 1970s with quantities of material released reaching an average of over three million cubic meters per failure since 2010.

A Reflection on Technology Evolution

garry macphailGarry MacPhail, Geospatial Executive Manager for Position Partners, reflects on technology evolution in the last two decades and its effect on the survey profession today and beyond.

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