Data on demand: Cameco launches GET-IT
Imagine being able to zoom in on a project area from your laptop, interrogate and extract all the exploration data that has ever been collected there, and immediately begin building maps and images from the information.
For Cameco’s geoscientists, this is no longer a dream but a reality. Cameco just launched its Geospatial Envision Technology and Information Transfer (GET-IT) System, a web interface for exploration and land management data, in Australia. The North American launch will take place this month.
GET-IT provides a single web interface to data managed by servers including SDE (GIS) Leasecontrol (agreement, land and permit management), Sharepoint (documents) Geosoft DAP (imagery and geophysical data) and acQuire (drillholes and geochemical data). Geoscientists, management and other permitted users can access the GET-IT system via a web browser and then search, preview, interrogate, and extract data from the connected servers and make use of simple map-making capabilities.
“We found a partner in Geosoft, who helped us develop and implement GET-IT,” says Mike McClelland, Cameco’s director of land tenure and geospatial information. "They delivered on the technology and services. I was confident that they had the right experience and a pulse on where the industry is moving. They were also clear on what could and could not be achieved.”
McClelland is continuing the drive towards centralization and virtualization now that GET-IT has been launched. He envisions Cameco moving all of its geoscience information, processing and communication into the cloud by 2017 providing a user experience that’s similar to Microsoft’s Office 365, which has enabled access to Office applications, including web conferencing, over the Internet.