The future of mega data in virtual reality environments in mining practice

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Abstract

At the mine feasibility stage data is collected from several sources. This data may be multi-dimensional. Space and time are examples of the multi-dimensionality of data. At the operational stages data is also collected from various sources to ensure the mine is operating optimally, economically and safely. Mines are therefore dealing with mega data from multiple sources and dimensions at any given time. Understanding mega data from multiple sources and dimensions calls for new thinking. The extreme power of computers coupled with virtual reality technology and scientific visualization provides a way for dealing with and understanding multidimensional mega data from multiple sources. The concept of Big Data has recently emerged. This paper argues Big Data application in mining should be approached cautiously and discusses the benefits and future of virtual reality and scientific visualization in dealing with multi-dimensional mega data from multiple sources in mining practice with case examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015
EditorsMehmet Karadeniz, Mehtap Gulsun Kilic, Elif Torun Bilgic, Hakan Basarir, Oznur Onel
PublisherTMMOB Maden Muhendisleri Odasi
Pages691-699
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9786050107050
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: Apr 14 2015Apr 17 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015

Conference

Conference24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period4/14/154/17/15

Keywords

  • Mega data
  • Multi-dimensional data
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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