We are excited to announce that GMG won Mining Magazine’s 2018 Safety Award for the Autonomous Mining Working Group’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment Project. Yearly, Mining Magazine asks its readers to nominate, and then vote on, "people, companies, or groups that they feel have demonstrated...

So far, 2019 has been a productive year for GMG's Open Mining Format (OMF) and the growing community surrounding it.  GMG’s Data Exchange for Mine Software sub-committee is committed to making OMF implementation straightforward. To this end, they have developed a support document that as project lead Sam Bain, Partner...

Global Mining Guidelines Group’s (GMG) Autonomous Mining Working Group is creating a new guideline to clarify functional safety requirements for autonomous equipment. The mining industry is embracing automation, but mobile automation technologies are still in the early stages of technology development. As a result, there lacks...

The much-awaited second edition of the Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in the Underground guideline is here. GMG, in partnership with Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), has published the much-awaited second version of their Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) guideline. The BEVs Guideline aims to drive technological...

In August, GMG’s Data Access and Usage Working Group conducted a survey to better understand the industry’s pain points and needs in regards to data transfer. GMG’s Open Mining Format is an open-source file interchange format that was developed to enable seamless and reliable transfer...

April 13, 2021  The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has developed a landscape of interoperability activities in the mining industry.  This initial iteration covers organizations with ongoing or completed interoperability initiatives, solutions, tools, and projects.  One of the challenges with interoperability in mining is that it is difficult to...

March 25, 2021  The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published Mobile Equipment Open Data: A Report on Industry Challenges and Next Steps. This report summarizes the result of workshops and individual outreach within the GMG community throughout 2020 and captures key areas of agreement, recurring themes, and possible future work on the topic.  Open data from mobile equipment...

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published four case studies about skills migration in the transition to autonomous mining. To achieve the desired operating efficiency and productivity benefits of an autonomous operation, companies require new skillsets in the workforce. By providing examples around communication strategy, change management, training, skills pathways, and lessons learned based...

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