GIS MWHThe MWH Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team is an industry leader in providing GIS management, support and analyses to the resource sector in 42 countries around the globe. Our skills and principles are applied to all markets, including mining, environmental surveys, social geography, business analysis, spatial systems and data reorganisation and management.

GIS is integrated strongly into a wide range of services at MWH allowing complex analyses and clarification of all processes and findings. Incorporating site imagery, client data and scientific findings into a GIS and CAD framework provides valuable insight, enhances communication and allows for more accurate decision making. Analysis of project elements including operations, the natural ecosystem and soil and water using a spatially explicit approach can reveal interactions between these elements and facilitate a holistic approach to management. GIS services span all stages of the mining life cycle and complement other MWH disciplines.

MWH maintains a high-level of in-house GIS capability and quality assurance/quality control, in recognition of the crucial importance that spatial data management has to the accuracy of field operations and the production of high-quality reporting outputs. Our GIS Manager ensures coordination and consistency in GIS information within and across Projects. Where required, we adhere to client mapping standards throughout the life of projects and work in cooperation with client GIS teams and other stakeholders to ensure quality, consistency and timely delivery.

The GIS team has extensive experience in the development, cleaning and management of company-wide GIS systems and datasets, and devises specific guidelines for task workflows and general technical procedures. In house training for client staff is regularly conducted with ongoing guidance provided as required.


Our Capabilities
  • Remote sensing and image processing
  • GIS system restructure and training
  • Spatial database management
  • Mobile GIS data capture solutions
  • Business analysis
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Online mapping
  • Habitat and biota mapping
  • 3D geological modelling & visualisation
  • 3D modelling and BIM
  • 4D simulation
  • Hydrology modelling and analysis
  • Emergency response mapping
  • Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS)
  • Quality control for spatial products
  • Social GIS analysis
  • SQL server maintenance
  • Transportation modelling
  • Enterprise GIS
  • PRAC™ Mine closure GIS system

CAD Services

  • Mechanical and Architectural CAD
  • Civil design and rendering
  • CAD 3D Renderings
Our Tools

Our capabilities range across 2D, 3D and 4D representations utilising in-house technological advancements in the form of a variety of tools:

  • The PRAC™ System is an online, GIS-based, mine closure planning tool that was developed by MWH. PRAC™ ensures active mine closure planning as it can be initiated during the project approvals stage and updated progressively during operation and into closure.
  • mTOOLs Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure (PRAC™) System is to promote a systematic approach that provides for planning and closure as a dynamic and continuous process.
  • mViper™ is a Visually Integrated Planning and Engineering Resources method that brings together AutoDesk, GIS and mTOOLs into one offering that spans planning through asset management. Use of mViper™ brings clients a 3D view plus time and cost to illustrate planning needs.
Recent Experience
  • Greening Australia – Onsite GIS system reorganisation, management, ad hoc advice and staff training.
  • Atlas Iron Limited – Rigorous spatial data management and mapping supporting over seven project sites.
  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore – Map book of multidisciplinary eco-hydrological process data modelling supporting the Fortescue Marsh project.
  • Sandfire Resources – DeGrussa Copper Gold Mine GIS database restructure, management, standard development and team training.
  • Chevron Australia – Complex GIS analysis and cartographic support for the Wheatstone project since 2007.
  • Sewers in Slopes, HKSAR – Business processes to enable the production of more than 10,000 A3 drawing plans within ArcGIS.
  • Gladstone Regional Council – GIS analysis for the 15 year strategic Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP).
  • National Water Authority – Groundwater Professional Development Platforms for GIS and Numerical Modeling of Aquifer.
  • Anglican Water – Design of an asset data collection and document repository and data collection platform (for use with iPads and Sharepoint).

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