App incubator

In the App incubator, potentially useful apps are spawned and kept warm with the hope that they may grow into something useful.  At the ACG we are involved in several different fields in mining geomechanics and the versatility of mXrap allows us to apply its power to these different areas.  In the process new potentially useful apps are spawned.  Some of these apps will be fast-tracked to maturity,  graduating from the Incubator into a beta app, and eventually into an ACG certified App.

Some apps are being developed as technology transfer tools under research projects performed by or in collaboration with the ACG.  One of these projects are the Ground Support systems optimisation project (GSSO). Several apps are being developed for a more routine use of probabilistic analysis in ground support design.

A brief description on some other incubator-apps are provided here:

Borehole data display incubator-app

The General Analysis App provides tools for the general analysis of mining induced seismicity.  These tools include combinations of complex spatial and range filters, charts, tables and 3D views. If you are an mXrap user and you would like to make suggestions, register your interest by dropping us an e-mail.

  • Display boreholes in database

Stereonet incubator-app

In geomechanics, stereonets are generally used to display and interpret the orientation data of joints.  It is, however, useful for displaying any 3D orientation data and is also used to display, for example, the orientation of a stress tensor.  Dan Cumming-Potvin needed to plot the orientation of combinations of subsets of seismic events occurring in the caving zone in a block caving mine.  He developed the first stereonet scripts in mXrap, which found its way into the plane fitting app.  Dan subsequently combined the 3D display and selecting capability in mXrap with the steronet plotting scripts to start an app in the incubator that displays a stereonet for data selected in 3D.

This incubator-app will be developed further on a need-driven basis.  If you are an mXrap user and you would like to make suggestions, register your interest, by dropping us an e-mail.

Stereonet of selected scan line mapping data

Stereonet of selected scan line mapping data


Radar and Prism data integration Incubator-app

Radar measurement is limited to the measurement of a one-dimensional component of movement towards the radar over the whole area scanned by the radar.  Prism measurement on the other hand provides the full three-dimensional movement at the point locations of the prisms. 

Michele Salvoni developed some scripts within mXrap to reconcile slope deformation measurement and radar displacement measurements.  He was able to combine the data from two radars simultaneously scanning the same wall with the prism data into a full 3D displacement map of the whole scanned area.  This work is described in more detail in the following paper:

Salvoni, M., Abbott K. and Dight, P.H. (2015) Improvement of pseudo-3D pit displacement mapping technique through geodetic prism data integration, proceeding of the 9th International Symposium on Field Measurement in Geomechanics, 9-11 September 2015, Sydney, Australia, pp. 185-194.

Reconciliation of Radar and Prism slope deformation data

Reconciliation of Radar and Prism slope deformation data

Other Incubator-apps and Site Specific app development

In addition to the Incubator-apps mentioned above, there are a host of other Incubator-apps developed by the mXrap team. The mXrap team can also assist users in development of tailor made Site Specific apps which suit a particular need on site. Feel free to click this link for more information on the other Incubator and Site Specifc apps on offer. Users who have implemented any of these apps will also find short tutorials on the use of each app here

Please note, any tutorial videos are password protected. Please feel free to message the mXrap support team for access.

  • Fragmentation App