MineAR is compatible with software commonly used in the industry and GIS data types in use by ESRI, QGIS, Manifold GIS, Minesite, Vulcan, Leapfrog, and MapInfo. Import these common datatypes into MineAR: KML, CSV, SHP, and GEOJSON.
GIS or Geographic Information System is an way to dispaly maps and data that is referenced to the earth, or has an x and y and maybe an elevation coordinate and its attribute values are stored in a table.
Mine AR is a GIS software that uses augmented reality to show you the real space surrounding you that is enhanced with your datasets so you can interact with your environment. Augmented reality helps you view a model of a mine, building, or drill results in their real position relative to yours.
Virtual reality creates a space that does not surround you or is not in sync with your surroundings. Virtual reality means viewing a model of a mine, building, or drill results as if you were standing elsewhere.
MineAR’s augmented reality allows you to interact with your data since your real-world environment will be enhanced with your GIS data while you are in the field.
When using our GIS app, MineAR differentiates between augmented and virtual realities by keeping you centered in the app. When in augmented reality, you will be positioned in the center of your data. However, when you zoom or select data that is not in your current surroundings, MineAR will no longer be centered on you.
Yes, it can. However, please keep in mind that MineAR requires a clear GPS signal for initial data uploading and viewing. If that GPS signal is obscured or blocked, the accuracy of your phone’s location may be indeterminable and may affect the ability of the MineAR app to properly determine and display your location. Once your data is accurately loaded onto MineAR and viewed once, you can view your data from anywhere, even offline.
The NearMe service shows the roads, rivers, points of interest, and elevation models in augmented reality of your location. This service is particularly helpful in the discovery of new mining or drilling locations so you can compare the topography and the terrain.
We offer a free trial of the app with limited features. For full feature access, Premium Memberships are $49.99/year. Premium features include the ability to stylize data by numeric attributes and import features for CSV or GeoJSON documents. Please view our detailed pricing information here. (link to pricing section above)
Basic Version- iOS & Android
View roads, rivers, points of interest near me
View elevation model
Premium Version- Android Basic Version- iOS
Stylize data by numeric attribute
Import CSV (2d points, 3d points; with attributes)
Import Geojson (points, lines, shapes; with attributes)
Planned future functionality
Share data with other users
Import DXF models (volumes, ore shells, etc.)
Stylize data by text attribute
Query items on the map by touching them
Measure distances and areas
"Publish in MineAR" Plugins/Buttons for ESRI and QGIS