Mobile Equipment Open Data


Facilitate consensus between operators and OEMs to enable open access to onboard data for mobile equipment data across the mine cycle, including open pit and underground.


This guideline aims to establish guiding principles, definitions, and a consensus framework for access to onboard data from mobile equipment. The first edition of the guideline was published in 2016, and version two will address incomplete datasets and additional types of mobile equipment.

The guideline is a consensus between operators and OEMs that identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format. It addresses industry concerns about data access and determines commonly agreed-upon data availability.

Business Case

Mine operators are looking for advanced services to support the ongoing health, condition, and performance of equipment, and the modern mine environment is making this possible.

New technologies and systems generate huge volumes of source data related to the real-time and historical performance of mining equipment. To extract maximum value from these data, however, field operators need to be able to access them. At the same time, OEMs’ intellectual property rights must also be protected. Therefore, there is a need for a shared industry vision to address data security challenges.

This consensus-based guideline presents this needed common industry vision for open data. It offers a starting point for those wishing to achieve its benefits and added value from:

  • Increased safety
  • Superior analysis
  • Optimized operational efficiency
  • Improved lifecycle management of physical assets

Participating Companies

ABB, Agnico Eagle, Amazon, AMTC, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Automated Systems Alliance, Barrick Gold, BHP, Canadian Natural Resources, Caterpillar, CheckMark Consulting, CMAC-THYSSEN Mining Manufacturer, Data Mine Software, Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), Deswik, EarthSoft, Endevea, Epiroc, Flow Partners, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Fountain Tire, Freeport-McMoRan, GE Mining, Gibraltar Mine, Glencore, Global IO, Goldcorp, Hastings Deering, Haultrax, Hitachi, IBM, Indigo, Innovative Wireless Technologies, JVA, KGHM International, Komatsu, Liebherr, Mets Ignited, Micromine, Minera Yanacocha, Newmont, Newtrax, ORICA, OSIsoft, PBE Group, Peabody Energy, Prairie Machine & Parts, RCT, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, Sandvik, Shell Canada, Sibanye-Stillwater, SMART Systems Group, Symbiotic Innovations, Symboticware, Teck, The Cyest, The Electrum Group, Universidad del Desarrollo, Vale, Wenco, Westmoreland Coal Company

Project Updates

Mobile Equipment Open Data Guideline


December 2016: The Data Access and Usage (DAU) Working Group has begun the process of developing a second version of the Mobile Equipment Open Data guideline. Read more...