GMG Mobile Equipment Open Data – Industry Challenges


This project focuses on industry collaboration to drive consensus on the priorities surrounding open data for mobile equipment.

How this project can be used to enable interoperability in mining
Data sharing is seen as an interoperability enabler. Common language and protocols have been identified as a key priority.


Mobile Equipment Open Data: Report on Industry Challenges and Next Steps | March 2021

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. Participants identified the lack of common language and a need to better communicate and describe open data as the highest priority challenge. Two potential projects to address this challenge emerged.

  • The first is to identify, define, and prioritize key open data use cases to provide context for different users. This context can enable better awareness onsite and improved communications between key stakeholders about different types of information.
  • The second is to identify existing standards and protocols and their applications and limitations within a mining context, which can help users understand their options for standardization without prescribing an approach.

Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline | 2016

This guideline identifies onboard datasets that should be available to equipment owner/operators in real or near real-time, read only format. It also identifies an initial list of the open data elements for onboard mobile mining equipment. This guideline covers a range of underground and surface equipment types, but autonomous systems and some equipment types were out of scope.

Status: It is currently in a refocusing and definition stage, for further information see the report under publications.

Accessibility Model: Open