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

Open data from mobile equipment can enable mining companies to make data-driven decisions that maximize equipment safety, utilizationand performance and foster innovation and continuous improvement. While a key topic within GMG for many years, the community has identified a need to refocus and reinvigorate effort on it. 

Current Status

This direction of this project is still being defined by the Working Group to align with current industry needs and provide the greatest impact. See the publications listed below for further information.

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 | April 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