BlastIQ™ Mobile - Drill Actuals Data Capture


Release Date:
22nd Feb 2023
KBA Summary:
This Knowledge Base Article describes how the drill actuals data capture works in BlastIQ™ Mobile.


BlastIQ™ Mobile enables users to record drill actual data for planned boreholes, making this information accessible to all parties involved in the blast. Additionally, the field device allows users to log the start and end times of each drilled hole.

Using search / filter function Manual search

Accessing drilling mode using search or filter function.

  1. On the drill plans page tap the search field. Navigation1.png
  2. On the filter plans type in the name of a plan.
  3. Press 'OK' button. Then correct plan will be visible. Navigation2.png
  4. Correct plan will be visible after clicking the 'OK' button.  And tap the drill data button.Navigation4.png
  5. Then drilling plan map appears.Navigation5.png


Drilling Summary Panel

Hole and Length Information

  1. Tap on the drill button located in the top right-hand corner.DrillingSummaryPanel1.png
  2. This will open up a dialog displaying relevant hole information, with the 'Holes' tab visible by default.
    • Design: Count of designed holes with the given diameter.
    • Drilled: Count of holes with drilled or measured length or any other evidence the hole has been drilled (decks, actuals etc).
    • Not Drilled: Count of holes specifically marked as 'not drilled'.
    • To Drill: Count of designed holes that don't have any drilled or measured length, or other evidence the hole has been drilled.
      • Designed holes marked not drilled do not count
    • To Redrill: Holes with the redrill_required flag & not in 'redrilOfId'. i.e. a hole that is short but is present in the redrillOf on another hole is not consideredDrillingSummaryPanel2.png
  3. To access information about the length, tap on the 'Length' tab, and relevant length information will be displayed.
    • Designed: Sum of design length for all holes of this diameter.
    • Drilled: Sum of drill actual meters for all holes of this diameter.
    • Not Drilled: Sum of design length meters for holes marked not drilled for this diameter.
    • To Drill: Sum of design length meters for designed holes that have no evidence of being drilled.
      • Designed holes marked not drilled do not count.
    • To Redrill: Sum of design length meters for holes marked redrill_required.Length3.png
Diameter & Bearing Indicators
  1. To show the diameter indicator, tap on the "Diameter" icon located in the top right-hand corner.
    • By default, the toggle is set to Off. This will display a floating panel on the map, with the default position at the bottom of the map, showing the diameter indicator ring around each hole.Diameter1.png
  2. To close the panel user needs to tap the "Diameter' icon to toggle off.Diameter2.png
  3. To show the bearing indicator, tap on the 'Bearing' icon.
    • By default, the toggle for this feature is set to Off. Once the toggle is turned on, the map will display a bearing indicator ring for all holes with an angle other than 0°. It is important to note that the bearing is measured clockwise from North, with North assigned a value of 0°.
    • A bearing in navigation is the direction to an object or location, expressed as degrees relative to a reference point or direction. The bearing to the object is determined by calculating the number of degrees clockwise from 000° (“True North“) to the object. Note that bearing and direction are not interchangeable terms. Bearing refers to the relationship between two locations, whereas direction refers to north, east, south and west.Diameter3.png
  4. To close the bearing indicator, tap on the 'Bearing' icon again to toggle it off.Diameter4.png
Drilling a Hole
Drilling a design hole  Add a new hole Redrill of another hole
  1. On the drilling map, select a hole to view its design details, current state, any notes, and drilling time. Drilling1.png
  2. Click the play icon to start the drilling timer when drilling begins.Drilling2.png
  3. Fill in the diameter (recommended when deviating from design only).Drilling3.png
  4. Fill in the Angle and Bearing (recommended for angled holes only).Drilling4.png
  5. Stop the drilling timer once drilling is complete.Drilling5.png
  6. Enter the final length of the hole.Drilling6.png
  7. Click 'Save' button to save the updated drilling information.Drilling7.png
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