The Field Augmented Reality in Mineral Exploration and Mining (FARMIN) project addresses the lack of a link to and between the visualization of data and models while conducting geological field work, which acts as an essential component within mining business with common devides in understanding between geologists and engineers. To handle this, intuitive and immersive visualization is required for efficient interpretation and communication of models, in order to prevent the occurance of inaccuracies from temporal and spatial gaps between field data acquisition and data processing and modelling.
FARMIN aims to improve the exploration success rates which are below 1% within the industry, reduce costs and lead times for the exploration process, and improve cross functional communication through the development and utilization of augmented reality solutions with aggregated geological data.
Bringing geomodelling to life
In cooperation with Models Ink, the following explanatory video was produced for the project. With the development progressing, you can now request a demo or join the closed beta for the solution by contacting Terranigma Solutions here!
During January a general project meeting between all partners was held in which all work packages were reviewed thoroughly, with new technical progress presented together with the plan for the way forward.
Consortium wide meeting with updates on the technical demonstration. The vertical slice was showcased together with an consortium wide meeting.
During March and April, workshops were held with the project partners to plan for upcoming validation, events, and present technological developments.
Workshop with the technical development project members was held, hammering down the future basis of the commercial solution.
For 2021, EIT Raw Materials introduced a new review process with external evaluators on a few randomly selected projects within their project portfolio. FARMIN ended up being one of the lucky selected projects and went through the process with several commendations.
The precursor project to FARMIN in the form of Visual3D was selected by EIT Raw Materials as a success story. Read more here!
Initial consortium workshop meeting was held in Aachen, Germany. Meet-up with VR and AR demonstrations from the consortium members.