ARANZ Geo announces the release of Leapfrog Central, a new model management platform designed to support continuous 3D modelling in mining applications.
ARANZ Geo is the developer of the successful 3D geological modelling software, Leapfrog.
The new Leapfrog Central platform has been developed in collaboration with world-leading mining and exploration companies to allow users to control, manage and track the evolution of models from a central point of truth, leading to improved decision-making.
Since its launch 11 years ago, Leapfrog has continuously challenged the way models are built and updated by delivering the time and opportunity to consider multiple hypotheses and build multiple models. Models are dynamic and readily updated with new information, sometimes daily.
ARANZ Geo Product Director Tim Schurr explains that the continuous modelling approach, unlike the single static model, creates a lot of models but addresses the need for models to have the very latest data to support decision-making. The Leapfrog Central platform ensures everyone from geologists to managers and engineers has access to a central point of truth with the most up-to-date and relevant model.
Displaying the evolution of models over time in 3D, Leapfrog Central allows documents, images, annotations and geotags to be attached to models to help build a complete picture. Discussions including suggestions and comments are also documented, giving managers and collaborators full transparency of the model development process.
Describing Leapfrog Central as a great step forward for 3D modelling software, beta partner user Otgonbayar Togtokhbayar, Geology Manager at Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi says the model management platform has really changed the way they work as it allows them to mark-up areas for attention or discussion for further improvement while eliminating version control issues.