Maptek celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was founded in 1981 as a computing solution supplier for geologists. The company founder got his start in computerizing coal seam drafting.

Initially, Maptek specialized in computerizing the plotting of boreholes and mapping coal deposits. It evolved over the years to become pioneer and a major player in ushering in the era of the digital mine.

In commemorating the anniversary, the company hailed how over the years it has helped democratize data. ‘We want to make sure our customers get the most of their data, sharing it across the organization in such a way that everyone benefits,” CEO Eduardo Coloma said. “We give our customers the freedom to dream and ask for solutions to their real world problems.”