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Takor On Tour in SW Australia

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Last week, Takor headed off-site to take the development team away from daily distractions and spend an intensive few days focused on building for the next phase of the company.

The location was the picturesque Margaret River region south of Perth, Western Australia.

While in the area, we dropped in to see some of our existing Mappt customers – and also spread the word to some new potential customers.

To the Mapptmobile……

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City of Mandurah and City of Busselton

First up was a visit to long-time supporters of Mappt at City of Mandurah where Mappt has been used by the Works & Services team for a while now. We also got some time with members of the environmental services team who are new users of the application. Great to meet Peter, Rebecca & Eryn.

Heading further south, we dropped in to the new City of Busselton offices. Unfortunately, out tour photographer was not on his game and the only record of our visits thus far was a photo of an ablution block and a photo of the person taking a photo …….of the ablution block. Sorry James & Dan – but great to meet you both.

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Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

With a new photographer assigned, the tour continued to the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup – famous for its forests, vineyards and orchards. We met up with Damien at the shire offices in the town of Donnybrook where we discussed the potential use of Mappt to conduct road surveys and audits.

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Premier Coal

Located close to the town of Collie, Premier Coal is Western Australia’s largest coal producer – mining about 4 million tonnes per year and employing 400 people in the local community. Here we met Colm and Julie from the environmental team and discussed how Mappt could help in daily activities around the vast operations site. We also introduced our  data synchronization platform Mappt Air and discussed how it could help mobilize field data collection teams quickly and reliably.

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South32 – Worsley Alumina

One of the largest and lowest-cost alumina producers in the world is located in south-west Australia. As part of the Worsley Alumina operations, bauxite is mined near the town of Boddington, 130 kilometres (kms) south east of Perth. It is then transported on the largest overland conveyor belt in the southern hemisphere, for more than 50 kms, to a refinery near the town of Collie, where a 100-year-old process is used to turn the red bauxite rock into white alumina powder before being transported by rail to Bunbury Port and shipped to smelters around the world.

During our visit to the Worsley refinery site near Collie, we met with Michael and Claire from the business improvement team who gave us a good feel for the scale of the operations. Unfortunately we were unable to get to see the operations for ourselves as being a bunch of city-slickers, we all turned up in short-sleeved shirts – unaware that the operation site is a strict long-sleeved shirt only area. It certainly impressed upon us how seriously health and safety for on-site workers is taken at Worsley Alumina. Despite being confined to the meeting room, we had a great conversation about mobile mapping and data collection – taking in drop-risk among other things. Once more, the ability for Mappt Air to manage workers in the field was a significant talking point.

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Thanks to all who took the time out of their day to host us!

Back at base, the evenings were full of presentations, whiteboards and highlighters. And of course, group dinners and drone flying sessions to unwind with the rest of the team.

Looking forward to the next opportunity to talk about Mappt with members of the geospatial community.

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If you want to check out Mappt, you can download it from the Google Play store.

To learn more about Mappt Air, check out our website

And of course, reach out to us directly at sales@mappt.com.au