Vice-President of Maptek South America, Marcelo Arancibia, said that APCOM was one of the best venues for professionals to come together to share applications of technology.
As developers of software products that target processes across mining operations, as well as 3D laser survey hardware, Maptek has a vital stake in remaining a key player in best practice in mining applications. We pride ourselves on our robust function-rich software.
APCOM is held every two years, hosted in different locations around the world. The Maptek-sponsored 2011 gathering was held in Newcastle, Australia.
The 36th session of this prestigious international event for computer and operations research in mining will be held in Porto Alegre in Brazil from 3-8 November 2013.
Arancibia will be hosting one of the technical sessions and looks forward to hearing how specific technologies can benefit operational outcomes.
Conferences, forums, tradeshows and professional networking events are great opportunities for mining personnel to step back from routine processes and have time to reflect on broader issues.
As well as new tools which may require substantial development to be market-ready, even minor additions or updates to existing products can make a huge difference to the daily workflow and longer term outcome for an operation, commented Arancibia.
This is where having people discuss their issues with us leads to breakthrough solutions.
By talking with the mining companies, Maptek gains a deeper understanding of the quality gates, pressure points and connecting processes in mining operations. We can then develop tools that smooth those concerns, he concluded.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the global mining industry. Maptek products are in use at more than 1200 sites in more than 60 countries. Products cover the whole mining cycle from exploration to reclamation. Vulcan is one of the world’s longest standing 3D mine planning and modelling packages. I-Site is an integrated hardware and software system for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. BlastLogic features intelligent 3D drillhole validation and load design software, and Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualising and interpreting geophysical and seismic data.