The digital mine meets 3D augmented reality

Mining operation. (Reference image by xusenru, Pixabay).

Tech company Arvizio and spatial data mining firm Sight Power announced that they have joined forces to deliver augmented reality digital twins to the mining industry.  

In a press release, the partners said their joint project involves integrating mining data, 3D models and LiDAR scans to be shared between Sight Power’s Digital Mine platform and Arvizio’s Immerse 3D augmented reality solution. 

Sight Power Digital Mine project visualized with Arvizio Immerse 3D on HoloLens 2 and iPad Pro (Image by CNW Group/Arvizio Inc.)

Digital Mine is a system for collecting and processing information relating to all operations and work processes in the mining enterprise. This information, when merged with modeling, monitoring, and distributed sensor systems, allows for the automation of daily, routine operations for geologists, mining engineers, mine surveyors, and other specialists.

Arvizio’s Immerse 3D, on the other hand, allows for visualizing, in augmented reality, LiDAR scans and geological models from mining operations that may cover many miles/kilometers and include multiple layers. It also allows for multi-user, multi-location AR visualization and collaboration in synchronized sessions utilizing web meeting platforms.

“The Immerse 3D platform extension enhances capabilities of Digital Mine technology using AR in these, and other, scenarios: Supporting staff training and equipment repairs to reduce operational costs and downtime; extending digital twin capabilities for processing plants for real-time monitoring; real-time virtual presence at mining site; and, ongoing evaluation of mine evolution models to identify issues and avoid costly overruns,” the Canadian companies’ media brief states.

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