Hexagon’s Mining division has announced the introduction of HxGN MinePlan GeoSlate, a mobile, geological drill hole logging application that, it says, simplifies the field data collection process.
GeoSlate, part of MinePlan’s Exploration Geo package, collects field drill hole data via a recommended field-ready mobile tablet. It integrates with MinePlan 3D, completing the geology workflow from exploration through resource estimation, the company said.
“Built for optimal performance and designed for the field geologist’s workflow, GeoSlate saves time by eliminating the hassle of configuring logging templates from scratch,” Hexagon’s Mining division said. “GeoSlate solves many of the challenges facing geologists who are tasked with geological, exploration, production, sampling, geotechnical, hydrogeological and other field data collection and data management needs.”
Data can be instantly published over Wi-Fi using Hexagon’s microservice architecture, syncing directly to connected MinePlan drill hole databases for subsequent geologic analysis and workflow execution. Instead of spending time exporting/importing, collating and transmitting data, customers can use Hexagon technology to securely store and transfer data from the field to the centralized database at the click of a button, the company claims.
“Access to data should take minutes, but often takes days, even months,” Derek Badner, Product Manager, Hexagon’s Mining division, said. “As part of the integrated MinePlan portfolio, GeoSlate minimises time to data. When connected to Wi-Fi, data can be published from the app and synced in seconds to any authenticated MinePlan Drillhole Manager solution around the globe.
“Valuable time wasted performing data reformatting and quality assurance is minimized using the app’s automatic data validation in the field. We believe GeoSlate will quickly become essential for any mine’s data collection and management needs.”