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

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.

Participants identified the lack of common language and a need to better communicate and describe open data as the highest priority challengeTwo 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.

The next step will be for the results to be brought back to thGMG Data Access and Usage/Interoperability Working Group to continue the discussion and consider and prioritize the potential projects among related work.