The New BlastIQ™ Progress Dashboard has been built to allow users to control in near real-time the progress of the Drill and Blast process and objectively keep track of the tasks remaining to close a blast to help avoid any delays in planned blast schedules. It also keeps most of the site map capabilities. This Dashboard refreshes every 5 minutes that will surface the latest available data.
All filtering options will affect the metrics been display across the Dashboard:
- Date Range filter (1): the date filter logic has been changed to take the Last Updated Date for Open Blasts (Fire Date not present). Last 7 days is the default Date Range.
- Other Filters (2): the filters by Blast Type, Pit, Bench and Tertiary Division (if configured) are maintained.
- Filter by Selection (3): allows to select and filter of up to 10 blasts at a time by selecting them in the Map section. Clicking on the Selection Tool opens a list that populates by clicking on the blasts in the Map, then clicking on Apply will make the filter effective.
The unselected blasts won’t disappear from the map, this improvement is work in progress.
The option to go to the Multiblast view for the selected blasts is still available by clicking on the “Go to Blast Details” option.
- Elevation Filter (4): The elevation filter slider allows the user to quickly filter by the calculated collar blast centre elevation.
Blast Heatmap (5)
The blasts are divided in smaller areas that represent the holes in it, these are colour coded according to the Legend to represent the hole states in a blast. User can still click on a blast to get a tooltip box with some blast details and then click on the blast name to navigate to the Blast Details page of that blast.
Hybrid Chart (6)
Showing the number of holes in the Y-axis and Blasts in the X-axis, this chart gives an aggregated representation on the holes and their current state whilst still providing the information about the previous states that the holes have gone through. Includes a horizontal slider to scroll to other blasts when these don’t fit in the chart area, blasts are sorted from older to latest from left to right.
- Designed: only holes uploaded from SHOTPlus, i.e. not holes added in BlastIQ™ Mobile or LOADPlus.
- Measured: Hole with Actual Length, includes holes added in BlastIQ™ Mobile or LOADPlus.
- Loaded Stacked Bar: this bar considers holes that are Partially Loaded, Fully Loaded or Stemmed.
- Fired: when a blast has a fire date, all holes in the blast will be considered regardless of their previous state.
Top Metrics (7)
These metrics aggregate all the values across all the blasts within the filter criteria and provide an aggregated view in the percentage of the current state of the holes.
- Blasts (Open): count of blasts within all the filters (count of the blast without a fire date).
- Holes (Designed): count of all holes in the blasts within all filters (count of holes with valid design).
- % Measured (all hole conditions check): percentage of holes with actual length.
- % Loaded (all explosive decks): percentage of holes that are fully loaded or stemmed.
- % Stemmed (all decks complete): percentage of holes that are stemmed.
Tasks Remaining (open blasts only) (8)
This section provides a view of the tasks that are remaining to close a blast. Considers only blasts without a fire date.
- To Measure: holes that are designed and haven't been measured, loaded or stemmed.
- To Load:
- ‘holes’ that are designed and/or measured but are not fully loaded or stemmed. Includes partially loaded holes.
- weight in ‘ton’ calculated from adjusted design explosive weight for the holes that are not fully loaded or stemmed.
- To Stem: holes that are designed and/or measured but not stemmed.
example: a hole that has not been measured but is loaded is not counted as To Measure
View Settings (9)
Allows to turn on and off the visualization of the different components available for display on the map.
- Monitoring points
- Blast Centers
- External layers (image or DXF)
Measurement tool (10)
Allows the user to draw a polyline in the map and get the measurements for each section. Select the tool and click on the map to create a point, move the cursor to extend the ruler and display the length value, click again to create another point or segment and double click to get an aggregate length of all the segments previously drawn.
Map Zoon In and Out (11)
These buttons allow the user to zoom in and out in the map when the use of a mouse wheel or pinching in and out in a touch screen is not preferred.
Change Background (12)
The user can choose to change the map background to allow better visualization of the blasts of interests from the following options:
- Satellite - Google Maps (Default)
- Roadmap - Google Maps
- Hybrid - Google Maps