The Power of Positioning webinar series ended up in a very successful workshop on Spatial Science in Resources: Challenges and Opportunities.

A good representation of industry, government and research community ensured that some key themes emerged from the workshop that were of interest to all stakeholders – some of these were:

Frontier SI and Amira Global will collaborate to explore these themes with all stakeholders early in 2021 to define, via thematic workshops and ideas factories, to define R&D programs that are of interest to the resources sector.

Webinar 1 – SBAS: Test-bed & Next Steps

When: Thursday November 12, 2020 
Time: 10:00 – 10:45 (AWST) | 13:00 – 13:45 (AEDT)

Overview: This Frontier SI-led webinar will explore the technology of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), the efforts to trial the technology in the resources and adjacent sectors since 2017 and lay out the roadmap for future SBAS infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand.

Attendees can expect a robust discussion around the upcoming next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Augmentation and its applications for the resources industry, including common use cases and case studies from the Test-bed. 

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Webinar 2 – Positioning Australia: Program & Services

When: Thursday November 19, 2020 
Time:  10:00 – 10:45 (AWST) | 13:00 – 13:45 (AEDT)

Overview: This Geoscience Australia led webinar will explore the Positioning Australia program which is bringing freely available precise positioning services to users in all sectors of industry, including resources. This session will describe the free AUSCORS RTK positioning services, including common application areas for the resources sector. Attendees can expect a high-level overview of the program and what it will bring to the table for GNSS users. 

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Webinar 3 – Datums & Reference Frames

When: Thursday November 26, 2020
Time:  10:00 – 10:45 (AWST) | 13:00 – 13:45 (AEDT)

Overview: This Geoscience Australia led webinar will provide a primer on the Datums and Reference frames that are used for delivering modern positioning services under the Positioning Australia Program. With improvements to the positioning accuracy delivered by new services, it is increasingly important for GNSS users to understand best practices for working with spatial data, avoiding data misalignments and integration headaches down the line. Attendees can expect a high-level technical session for users of all experience levels, from which they will gain an improved understanding of Datums and Coordinate Reference Systems necessary for precise spatial positioning.  

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Workshop – Spatial Science in Resources: Challenges and Opportunities  

When: Thursday December 3, 2020 
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 (AWST) | 12:00 – 15:00 (AEDT) 


Advances in positioning technology and sensors allows us to collect accurate positioning data from people, fixed plant/infrastructure and mobile equipment right across the mining value chain – using this data contextualised to the surrounding environment allows a greater understanding of how assets are performing, their condition, and importantly, what is happening and why…this not only gives us an insight into what may happen next but also allows us to make better decisions on how to manage the future.

The practical outcomes are many – better fleet management, preventative maintenance, digital twins that allow us to model behaviours whilst introducing change without risking the real-world value chain. This contextualising of operational data is aided by the use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Mining companies and solution providers are at various stages of maturity in terms of leveraging positioning and spatial data as they try to optimise operational efficiencies.

This workshop aims to bring to the fore the current state of play and help identify the future challenges and opportunities for the resources sector to benefit from positioning and spatial data science.

We are delighted to welcome the following panelists who will kick off the workshop with a 45 minute discussion:

  • John Maitland, Manager Spatial Solutions and Services | Roy Hill
  • Andrew Job, CEO | PlotLogic
  • Eldar Rubinov, Positioning & Geodesy Technical Lead | FrontierSI
  • Gareth Dean, Leader, Transformative Automation | METS Ignited

The discussion will be followed by three 20–minute breakout sessions, a 15-minute break and question collation, followed by a 45–60-minute Q&A.  

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