Tag Archive: Mobile data capture

12 Mar 2021 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Warren Carvey

Is your mine site using the right software tools for the right job?

When all you have is a hammer, it’s tempting to treat everything like a nail, right? We can agree “the law of the instrument”, when applied to technology, presents untold opportunities to use software in ways not entirely fit for purpose. In an era of “integrated platforms”, “enterprise-wide systems”, and “all-in-one solutions”, it’s easy to... View Article

05 Jan 2021 - GIM Suite – Technology

5 common information management challenges for geologists

If there’s ever been a year for challenges, 2020 was it. The mining industry has come through a tricky year pretty well, especially those already working towards digital transformation. But even with good remote working capabilities, geologists are still facing old demons when it comes to information management. Here are the top five offenders: Using... View Article

14 Dec 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology

Streamlined data collection from pit to sample submission

It’s hard to believe, but manual data capture in the pit is still one of the most common methods for recording original observations and measurements of geological data. Geologists then spend a lot of time ensuring their sampling data is transferred back into a central database and preparing sample submission reports to send to the... View Article

27 May 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology

How mobile technology is helping samplers in the pit

If there’s one thing mining needs, it’s a speedier way to capture blasthole samples. Samplers and pit technicians are often faced with limited or no connectivity in the pit, which makes a job with tight time restrictions even more difficult. So how do you collect and record accurate samples while working under time pressure in... View Article

30 Apr 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

How a Kinross Gold collaboration delivered a new mobile data capture solution

Kinross Gold has been looking for a mobile solution for blasthole sampling they can trust. As a long-time GIM Suite user, they welcomed the opportunity to work with acQuire on the development of a new mobile data capture solution for the GIM Suite 4.2 release. It meant Kinross Gold could provide direct feedback on how... View Article

01 Oct 2019 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

Greater mobility: How new technology improves field data capture

Evolving software and hardware technology for the mining industry is creating smarter ways of working with mobile devices in the field. Smartphones are increasingly being adopted for field data capture as the range of apps increases and smartphone technology improves. Find out how new mobile apps and smartphones are bringing a new dimension to mobility... View Article

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