Ease of use
Working on the backend (Behind the curtain) is one aspect of the larger solution. The delivery mechanism with which to display the results in an easily digestible manner that allows all personnel access to the information presented, is vital to the success of our monitoring solutions. This deliverable is a focal area of great importance at Swift Geospatial, as not all key decision-making individuals have a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) background and therefore emphasis was placed into how we display the results in such a way that all could benefit from the analysis.
This approach saw the development of what is known as SWIFTview, a dynamic online web-application. A web-application that offers the end user an ongoing view of their mine with frequent updates and tracking features to provide a true monitoring experience. Displayed analytics through bar graphs, pie charts and visualization allow for a simple, yet effective, means of data display while still providing the GIS expected download capabilities and integration into third party mine software via our REST API service.
The implementation of using multiple satellite imagery services, allows Swift Geospatial to provide the following services within the mining environment.
- Tailing Dam Monitoring
- Illegal Mining Monitoring
- Rehabilitation Monitoring
- Encroachment Monitoring
Focusing on mine tailing dam monitoring, Swift Geospatial using imagery fusion from multiple satellite imagery providers to collect usable imagery even in the most challenging of regions. Swift Geospatial applies the following techniques to calculate standing water location and area on the tailing dams.