BlastIQ™ Insights - Drilling Length Dashboard


Release Date:
16th December 2022
KBA Summary:
This Knowledge Base Article describes using the Drilling Length Dashboard in BlastIQ™ Insights.


BlastIQ™ Insights enables users to visualise the drilling length compliance of holes within a blast plan via the Drilling Length Dashboard.


Dashboard Multiple Blast Dashboard Map Navigation

Note: The old Single Blast Drilling Length Dashboard can be found under "Length (classic)".

To navigate to the Drilling>Length dashboard:

  1. From the BlastIQ™ Insights toolbar, select Dashboards.
  2. From the Dashboards menu, select Drilling > Length.Navigation.png
  3. Select the desired blast from the drop-down list. Type in to narrow down the list.Navigation1.png




  1. Right-click on a blast in Site Map.
  2. Select Drilling>Length.


General Section Details

The following information is shown on the Drilling Length Dashboard:

  1. Number of holes.
  2. Colour legend.
  3. Comparison options.
  4. Summary.
  5. Plots.
  6. Coloured heatmap.
  7. Hole (hover over) information.
  8. Secondary indicator.
  9. Hole details panel.DS1.png



Detailed information on each section:

  1. Number of holes
    • Total number of holes.
  2. Colour legend
    • Underdrilled
    • Within Tolerance
    • Overdrilled
  3. Comparison options
    • Selections are:
      • Drill Actual Length
      • First Measured Length
      • Measured Length
      • Length After Backfill
    • Click the drop-down menu, hover over any comparison options, and the corresponding definition will be displayed.
  4. Summary
    • Compliance Score
    • Metrics and values
      • The metrics, including Length Over Design, Length Under Design, and Net Length Deviation, as well as their respective values, will vary based on the selected comparison option. Please see the example below
        • First Measured LengthFirstMeasureLength.png
        • Measured LengthMeasured
  5. Plots
    • X-axis (Drill Length Deviation) and Y-axis (Count of Holes)
    • Tools
      • Download
      • Zoom
      • Pan
      • Box Select
      • Lasso Select
      • Zoom in / Zoom out
      • Autoscale
      • Reset
  6. Coloured heatmap
    • Dependent on the comparison option selected.
  7. Hole (hover over information)
    • On mouse over, it displays specific information per hole.
  8. Secondary indicator.
    • Clicking the eye icon opens the display menu.
    • For comprehensive details, please navigate to the Setting section.
  9. Hole details panel
    • Displays decks and measurements.
    • For comprehensive details, please navigate to the View section.
Hole Details Table View

Decks Tab

  1. Click on a hole on the map.View.png
  2. Then, the hole details panel opens, displaying the decks and measurement information.
    • Clicking the Hole Details icon without clicking a hole by default shows no decks and measurement information.
  3. Hole details panel closes when the user clicks the 'x' button only.View1.png
  4. Once the panel is closed and you want to open the panel again, click the Hole Details icon at the bottom left-hand corner.View2.png


  • Deck is displayed by a lower number from the bottom to the top (higher number)
  • Deck is aligned by number; a blank space is visible when a state of the hole (Design, Adjusted Design and Actuals) does not have a deck that other states do.
  • Decks and relevant properties are grouped by:
    • Design
    • Adjusted Design
    • Actuals


Measurements Tab

  1. Click the 'Measurements' tab.Measurements1.png
  2. Then, Measurement information is visible.
    • Time Occurred
    • Deck
    • Property
    • Value
    • User
    • Equipment
    • DeviceMeasurements2.png


  • Measurements are ordered by timestamp.
  • Sorting is implemented by clicking on the column headers.
Secondary Indicator Hole Names
  1. Click on the View options in the bottom left corner.
  2. Select from Comments, Wet or None.
  3. A secondary indicator is shown on the map.

Note: Available for single and multiple blasts.


  • Comparison Options:
    • Drill Actual Length - Provides a view of the latest known drilled hole length. If present, drill Actual Hole Length vs Design Length or Drill Adjusted Design Length.
    • First Measured Length - Provides a view of the first measured hole length. First Measured Length vs Design Length or Drill Adjusted Design Length, if present. Read more about BlastIQ™ First Length.
    • Measured Length - Provides a view of the latest known measured hole length. Measured Length vs Design Length or Drill Adjusted Design Length, if present.
    • Length After Backfill - Provides a view of the achieved hole length across the blast after the backfill process is completed. Measured Length or Backfill deck horizon where present vs Design Length or Drill Adjusted Design Length, if present.
  •  Tolerances:
    • For any of the comparisons, the tolerance considered will be the hole type's overdrill and underdrill tolerances set in SHOTPlus™; if any of the hole types do not set either of these tolerances, then the Site's Reporting Tolerances are used to classify a hole as within, over or under tolerance.
  • Compliance Score:
    • For any of the comparisons, the compliance score (%) is calculated as follows:
      Compliance Score (%) = 100*W/M
      W = count of holes within tolerance
      M = count of measured holes.
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