Before you explore the Imago web portal, this section explains the overall concept of Imago.
Click here to explore the Imago Web Portal with our live demo account.
With Imago it is only a single camera click to:
- Capture images and label with Hole ID and depths.
- Crop Core and Chip tray images to downhole depth registered images.
- Auto save to PC with live, sync to Imago Cloud or sync when online. Auto copy to internal drive.
Once your images are captured
You have easy access to images via Imago Web from any location:
- Zoom in to take full advantage of the image resolution.
- Integration with popular geology and mine planning tools. Click the drillhole trace to open the corresponding image.
Imago may be used at all stages of exploration, development and mining:
- Capture images of Chip Piles at the drill site for exploration air drilling using Imago Mobile.
- Capture Chip Tray images, with cells automatically cropped and depth registered.
- Capture Core Tray images with core automatically cropped to downhole depth registered images.
- Capture field images, face samples, thin sections. Any type of geological image can be managed by Imago.
The Imago value proposition
Most exploration and mining companies invest significant effort in capturing and storing images of their geology core trays. Increasingly, Imago customers are photographing their chip trays and chip piles at the drill site. Most geologists feel that accessing those images is time consuming and inefficient. There is significant value to be gained from easy, rapid access to high quality geology images for every stage of the drilling, interpretation and modelling workflow.
Imago is centred around the capture, management and viewing of high quality core and chip images, greatly improving:
- Quality of geological logging and re-logging.
- Quality of geological Interpretation and modelling.
- Supervision and real time review of site-based drilling chip and core logging.
- Monitoring and review of active drilling programs.
- Collaborative review of geology.
- Structure observations and measurements.
While storage and access to core and chip images is the primary source of value, Imago also provides advice to customers to achieve more efficient image capture:
- Higher quality images e.g. consistency of colour, lighting and resolution.
- Camera selection, configuration and setup, capture stations and image capture process.
Imago is collaborating with industry and investing in state of the art Machine Learning techniques focused towards helping our customers gain insights directly from their library of drilling sample and core images.
By aiding our customers, in the initial image capture stages, to produce consistently higher image quality, Imago helps position their business to apply more advance machine learning techniques as they become available.
Please open this link to view images of capture stations and Imago screen images:
This tutorial provides a brief guide to view core and chip tray images in the Imago Web portal using the demonstration account.
Open www.imago.live and click Try It Now!
Click the image in point 1:
Username: ImagoDemo1 Password: ImagoDemo1 > Click Sign in
The beauty of Imago is that there are very few mouse clicks required to view your imagery in-context. Before exploring Imago, let's spend a little time becoming familiar with the interface. We'll put it all together with an example later:
The area to the right of the left menu is the main area where imagery will be displayed. This can either be:
Active Imagery is displayed in a depth context.
Active imagery is displayed in a gallery layout.
Active imagery is displayed on a map.
1. Main menu
Two options are available:
This option exposes a left-hand menu focused towards the selection of imagery to be displayed on the light table. The process for selecting and working with your imagery will be explained a little later.
This option displays a bar chart showing upload frequencies over time:
Start and Finish dates may be changed by clicking on the date and making a new selection from the calendar tool. Hovering the mouse over a specific bar displays the date and upload count:
The grid below the chart provides summary upload statistics. Clicking a row in the grid selects the relevant imagery and displays on the light table.
2. Hide/show left menu
As it's name implies, this is a simple toggle to hide/show the left hand menu. Useful for maximising screen space for the light table.
3. Display information for the selected imagery
At this stage, you do not have any selected active imagery. We will revisit this option a little later to see the kind of information displayed.
4. Active imagery
When you make a selection from a workspace, imagery descriptions associated with your selection, will be displayed here. These are referred to as active imagery and may be selected for display on the light table, grid view or map.
5. Search workspaces for drillholes with imagery
This is a useful feature for searching for one or more specific drillholes. When you enter a value, Imago will search the workspace for drillholes starting with whatever you have entered. For example, if you enter 'aa', the list is restricted to those drillholes starting with these letters:
Note. Search is not case sensitive. Entering 'AA' will produce the same result.
A workspace is a logical grouping of imagery. In essence a workspace contains datasets which contain collections of imagery. For example, there are two datasets in the screenshot below ('Blackfly Exploration' and 'Firefly Resource Development'):
In the above screenshot, the 'Firefly Resource Development' workspace consists of imagery datasets related to 'Drilling Core'. These include 'Core Boxes', 'Downhole', 'Televiewer' and more. These names are user-defined, not Imago defined. Clicking a dataset, lists available collections of imagery related to that dataset.
8. Editor toggle
With active imagery on the light table or gallery, it is possible to add/delete features such as polygons (to assign features). To do so, the Editor needs to be toggled on.
This provides access to My Workspaces (those you have permissions to work with), My account (your account settings) and Knowledgebase.
Let's put it all together by viewing and working with some imagery. Click 'Downhole' in the 'Firefly Resource Development' workspace. A list of drillholes are displayed. Make the selection (AADD0141) as shown:
Imagery associated with this drillhole is displayed in the Active Imagery area and also on the light table (on by default). Click and drag the imagery on the light table. Try switching to Image Gallery.
Use the mouse wheel to zoom in/out:
Make sure you have switched back to light table. Untick 'Core Boxes', and click 'Downhole Wet'. Use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click and drag to reposition image on light table:
Data may be added to the view by selecting from the list of drill holes (shown below). Drag and zoom as needed. To access collections which may be hidden in Active Imagery, minimise the 'Drilling Core' collection:
Now add the collections as shown, reposition and zoom:
Any type of imagery may be added, for display alongside the core or chip images. For example; geophysical logs, televiewer images, hyperspectral or images representing XRF readings.
Let's have a look at the imagery from a downhole perspective. Change the imagery displayed in on the light table as shown. On the lower right, click the button to display to scale:
Left mouse click on the light table to display a yellow line indicating depth at the mouse cursor position. Use the Ctrl key together with mouse click/drag up and down to adjust the depth of each image. This is a visual adjustment - depths are not saved:
To view chip trays, close all the Active Imagery by clicking the 'x' for each. Once done, select 'Downhole Chips':
Make the selections in the Active Imagery area as shown below. Zoom in using the mouse wheel to see the value of high-quality images in the Imago environment:
If imagery has been assigned coordinates via Imago Mobile or an alternative workflow, these can be viewed in the Imago Map view. The demonstration workspace is "Blackfly Exploration":
Interfaces with Geology and Mine Planning tools
This image shows the display of the corresponding image in Imago by selecting a drill hole trace in a geology/mine planning tool (Surpac).
Click for list of products that interface with Imago: https://www.imago.live/integrations/
Where to Next?
This article has provided you with an overview of Imago. Want to explore image capture in Imago? Getting Started with Imago Capture is a good place to begin.
Want to see how to work with Imago Mobile? Getting started with Imago Mobile is your next article. These two articles will are your launchpad for capturing images.
Here is the current extensive list of supported cameras.
Want to explore more how to manage your images in Imago? Editing Images in The Imago Portal explains how to do this.
To see how easy it is to link to your downstream product with Imago, click one of the following links: