Australian agency wins award for ‘big data’ prospecting tool

An Australian public agency has won a national Public Sector Innovation Award for its use of ‘Big Data’ techniques in a digital mapping tool that highlights areas likely to contain large deposits of valuable minerals – including several ‘greenfield’ areas which mining companies haven’t previously explored. Geoscience Australia, the country’s agency for geoscience research and geospatial information, won the ‘Engaging with … Continue reading Australian agency wins award for ‘big data’ prospecting tool