Next Generation BlastIQ™ June 2019 Release


These release notes summarize all the features released for the June quarter of 2019.


Remove Blasts

  • There is now the ability for a user to remove a blast
  • Only users with read/write access will be able to remove a blast
  • To remove a blast:
    • Navigate to a blast from the Insights, Site Map, or Blast sections
    • Click on Blast Details tab
    • Click on Edit button on the top right corner,
    • Click on the Remove button at the bottom of the page,
    • Confirm
  • This will only remove the blast from the BlastIQ applications and there will still be a record in the database. If the blast needs to be restored, it can be done through BlastIQ support
    • Future functionality will allow a user to be able to restore a blast that has been removed



Site Map

  • The user now can select multiple blasts and then navigate to the multi blast hole visualization page
    • To access the blast selection tool in Site Map, click the mouse pointer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen
  • Blast center will now be turned off by default when a user goes into the site map
  • Visual design updates have been made to the filter slider bars to improve the user experience


  • The Seismograph and Measurement information for a blast will now be displayed over the correspondent Monitoring Point when a blast is selected in Site Map.
  • If an instrument/measurement is not present for the blast the Monitoring Point won’t be highlighted and display any information.


  • The blast bounds color will now vary in shade for: % dipped, % loaded, and % wet
    • This view can be accessed from the legend on the right



  • Site map layers added in the admin portal can be seen by using the legend on the right. The different layers can be selected using the check boxes


Hole Visualization

  • The screen view that the user is on will now persist between hole status and hole view
  • There is a new hole deck table view when a hole is clicked
    • The hole deck table shows three views: Design, Updated Design and Actual
    • The user can tab between holes using the arrows



  • The user now has the ability to enter date and time formatted KPIs instead of just numeric values
  • These KPI values will show on the summary and in the table of blasts but only the cost chart will display on the Insights page still



  • The user will now be prompted to select a language after login
  • They will also have the option of changing a language when they are in the application
  • The supported languages are: English, Spanish, French, Russian and Portuguese


Blast Location and Elevation

  • The user now can override the calculated blast center location and elevation that gets automatically populated from SHOTPlus
  • This can be done by clicking the override checkbox in the edit a Blast Details view
  • To get the original calculated SHOTPlus values back, uncheck the override box
  • This feature is recommended for blasts directly created in LOADPlus without valid coordinates


SHOTPlus populated fields

  • The following fields from the Blast Outcomes section in SHOTPlus will auto-populate into the blast summary from SHOTPlus when you click on the “Export blast details” box when exporting:
    • Blaster in Charge, blast type, blast date and time, rock volume, rock type, wind velocity, wind direction and comments.



  • The coordinates for lat/long have been changed from showing the hemispheres to just having the user enter the appropriate positive and negative values

Admin Portal

  • A link has now been added that allows a user to access the admin portal
  • The user may have to enter their credentials again to gain access to the admin portal


  • In the admin portal, a user can now upload layers for the site map
    • The types of files accpeted are: xol, dxf, png, jpeg, jpg, bmp


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