Caving Suite Updates

by | Nov 2, 2022 | Caving

The Caving Suite is a set of applications that provide tools for the analysis and interpretation of cave monitoring data sources. Currently, four apps are included in the Caving Suite: Caving Sandbox, Fragmentation, Open Hole Dipping, and Caving Hydraulic Radius (see app overview and Geotechnical Engineering with mXrap seminar for more details)

Over the past year, there has be numerous updates to the apps in the Caving Suite to assist with data visualization, and analysis.

Caving Sandbox:

This app brings together all of your cave monitoring sources and puts them in one place, allowing complex multi-factor analysis.

Changes include:

General:

  • Improved controls for manipulating and filtering data. This includes the addition of filter volumes, distance to survey filters, selection box filters, and data source-specific filters and controls.
  • Users can now export event density isosurfaces, production columns, and production surfaces as DXFs to be used in external packages.
  • Users can now easily export videos of the 3D View using time slicing or cumulative date filters. 

Production:

  • Production columns can be displayed as either Height of cave, height of draw or bulked height
  • New Charts – Production vs Depth, Individual drawpoint production timelines, Daily activity  

Production Column display modes

Instrumentation:

  • Alerts have been added for beacon displacement. Users can define the conditions for the alert, including the monitoring period and threshold displacement, from within the caving sandbox.
  • A device inspection window has been added where users can easily inspect individual markers and beacons.
  • Improved visualization of beacons and network smart markers. This includes a 3D series for beacon flow, size by marker styles, and new charts.
  • Added support for the auto-export of beacon positions, RSSI, and tilt readings from GeoHive directly into mXrap. If you are interested in setting this up at your site please contact us at support@mxrap.com.
  • Standard smart markers can now be imported into the caving sandbox.

Cave tracker beacon inspection window

mXrap app integrations:

We have started integrating data from other mXrap apps into the caving sandbox. We are working on tools to make this process easier and allow users to customize the sandbox to suit their needs. So far we have the following data sources integrated into the sandbox including 3D series, charts, and tables:

  • Instrumentation – Extensometers
  • Instrumentation – Prisms
  • RMDA – Rock Mass Quality Intervals 

Other apps that we plan on integrating with the caving sandbox includes more data sources from RMDA (e.g. structures), Damage Mapping and other instrumentation.

Fragmentation:

This app allows you to import your fragmentation data into an mXrap database, then visualise and analyse the data. Analysis can be conducted in conjunction with other relevant data sources (including production data). 

Changes include:

  • New data import interface. Users can import either fixed/variable percentage or fixed/variable size data.
  • Updated analysis tools:
    • Cumulative Fragmentation Chart
    • Particle Size Distribution Chart
    • User defined bin sizes
    • Heat map
    • Pie Charts
    • Mapping Fragmentation to Production Columns

Fragmentation analysis window

For more information please contact info@mxrap.com 

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