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GEOVIA leads in Africa

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World Coal,

As stated in a recent survey by Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Centre (MIC), GEOVIA’s Surpac is the most widely used mining software across African mines. The company is followed by Datamine and Hexagon Mining’s MineSight.

Timetric’s MIC interviewed over 100 African mine managers to learn the different mining software platforms used at individual mine sites across the African continent.

The respondents were asked to nominate one or multiple software used in five main mining processes, in all of which GEOVIA’s Surpac lead nominations:

  • Geological mapping and block modelling (38%).
  • Surveying (38%).
  • Drill and blasting (34%).
  • Mine scheduling. (34%).
  • Mine planning (43%).

Only two other software platforms, Datamine and MineSight, were nominated in second place across the three categories. Datamine software was the second-most used software for ‘geological mapping’ and ‘block modelling’ with 20%, and for ‘mine planning’ purposes with 12%. Whereas Hexagon Mining’s MineSight software was nominated as the second-most used surveying software with 10%.

“Depressed commodity prices continue to impact the industry, with more mining companies fighting to remain competitive. Investments in new technologies and their successful implementation on site might significantly aid in a company’s success. The survey results here show a cost effective use of single software across a broad range of commodity sectors and mining functions,” commented Nez Guevara, Senior Mining Analyst at Timetric’s MIC.

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