GIS Applications in Mining and Natural Resources

For nearly a decade, Getac has been the solution used by mining companies around the world. Relied on by geological engineers to upload or download real-time measurements of drill hole deviation, spatial data, rock formation variations, or to access their GIS mapping equipment, Getac solutions keep your mines running smoothly and efficiently.

Keeping GIS for mining and geology connected

When working in the field, connectivity can sometimes be difficult to obtain or interrupted due to remote locations or the high amount of metal infrastructure. Getac has solved the problem by working with Absolute Software, a leader in next generation Endpoint Resilience™ solutions. Absolute® Secure Access™ is designed to significantly improve the network performance, optimizing connectivity and securing field workers in a way that radically improves the user experience, wherever your work takes you. Paired with Getac solutions vehicle docks with tri-passthrough capabilities and external antennae, powerful and fast WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE WWAN, workers will always have access to GIS for mining and geology.

Remaining connected enables front-line miners to send more exact and accurate topographic data to supervisors, improving efficiency. Combining real-time GIS data gathered from the field with proprietary data from the cloud provides for the most precise natural resource management.

Clear display for GIS mapping equipment

A clear, crisp display is essential for GIS survey equipment and field mapping. Getac solutions have bright screens, up to 1000 NITS, which can easily be read in direct sunlight or the darkest corner of a mine. Our F110 and F110-EX offer a large 11.6” touchscreen for easy use, and the revolutionary LumiBond® 2.0 display capacitive touchscreen allows for quick access to information and can be used with a pen, stylus, finger, or while wearing gloves – even in the rain. An optional digitiser mode captures handwriting, which can be helpful when making notations of mineral deposits on maps.

Built rugged to improve GIS survey equipment productivity and efficiency

The days of dripping water ruining your paper records are over. Now, mineral exploration requires more efficient methods for sampling, analysis, and mapping than ever before. Getac solutions are rugged enough to handle a tough day but powerful enough to run the modelling and assessment software solutions needed to enhance exploration productivity and mine capacity. Certified with ATEX and IECEx for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, our devices are redefining what rugged means. Independently tested and certified up to MIL-STD-810H, IP67, and MIL-STD-461G, our solutions are vibration, moisture, dust, and drop resistant. The amazing CPU performance enabled by state-of-the-art Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors makes field mapping and GIS data collection a breeze.

Using GPS for GIS data collection

GIS and GPS go hand in hand, and when it comes to spatial data and mineral exploration, you can’t have one without the other. Getac solutions offer a dedicated GPS with fast location positioning, improved accuracy and search capacity. For those occasions when the connection is unreliable, the dedicated GPS works even without connectivity.

GIS Applications in Mining and Natural Resources
Barcode Reader

Barcode scanners are needed to identify assets and access information. Getac’s rugged devices offer 1D and 2D barcode reader options to help with this.

What is "Getac Select® Solutions?"

As a leader in providing rugged mobile solutions in the industry, we listen to customers and take our customer service to the next level. We understand the challenges in your daily business and the concerns you may have while selecting suitable solutions to achieve your business objectives. Getac now offers a comprehensive industry-focused solutions program, called Getac Select® Solutions. Combining our years of industry knowledge and our global deployment excellence, Getac Select® Solutions collates the most appropriate solution options for you to choose from.


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  • IP66

  • MIL-STD 461G

  • MIL-STD 810H

Tablets | Fully Rugged | 11.6-Inch | Windows

The F110 was named the Best Rugged Tablet in 2021 by ZDNet and in 2023 by TechRadar. It has a slim form factor and an 11.6-inch FHD screen.

Getac deployXpress®
Software | Android

This cloud-based solution streamlines the deployment, configuration, provisioning, and over-the-air updating of Getac Android devices.

Getac Device Monitoring System
Software | Windows

GDMS tracks and monitors deployed devices, spotting potential device issues, before they impact on your field-based workforce.

Getac Driving Safety Utility
Software | Windows & Android

This software utility helps drivers to stay focused by reducing visual and manual distractions using screen blanking on the move, keeping them safe.

Getac KeyWedge Barcode Reader Utility
Software | Windows

Scan barcode data into your application with the devices in-built rear camera. No hardware. No upgrades. No SDK integration required.

Getac VGPS Utility
Software | Windows

By replicating the physical GPS data to multiple virtual COM ports, VGPS helps ensure operational efficiency. One GPS, multiple applications.

  • ANSI

  • IP65

  • MIL-STD 461G

  • MIL-STD 810H

Tablets | Fully Rugged | 8-Inch | Windows

The T800 has an 8.1-inch screen, a thin, ergonomic design, reliable battery life, and no-compromise rugged features.

  • ANSI

  • IP66

  • MIL-STD 461G

  • MIL-STD 810H

Tablets | Fully Rugged | 10-Inch | Windows

The UX10 was named 2023 Best Rugged Tablet by Techradar. It is a 10.1-inch portable device with incredible rugged performance.

  • ANSI

  • IP67

  • MIL-STD 810H

Tablets | Fully Rugged | 7-Inch | Android

The ZX70 is a 7-inch Android tablet. It is just the right size with a thin and light ergonomic design that’s easy to hold for mobile productivity.

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