In our last blog post, we discussed how DRIVER can automatically – and virtually instantaneously – identify anomalous zones in your deposit.

In this post, we will discuss how to upload and manipulate your data in the DRIVER platform.

Uploading data into DRIVER is very simple: it merely requires your standard collar, survey, and assay data that you will have from your geochemical assays.

Begin by hovering over the Setup drop-down, clicking it, and then hovering over the ‘Drilling’ tab. From here, click the three dots (…) to begin (Figure 1).

Figure 1: The DRIVER user interface (UI) highlighting where to begin uploading your data.


From here, you upload a standard .csv file containing your desurveyed assay data. An example of a compatible .csv layout is shown in Figure 2, with a hole id, your assay data, and the xyz data. Be sure to label your assay data headers with the element name followed by an underscore and the units as shown. You will need the x, y, and z columns from the desurveying process as well.

Figure 2 – Example of .csv Assay Data for DRIVER


After uploading your data, DRIVER provides a window to verify which columns are assay data and which represent your XYZ coordinates.In order to better constrain your data, we recommend uploading your topography data. DRIVER accepts topography data as a point cloud, so it should be uploaded as a .csv file. If your topography data is in another 3D modelling program, simply export the topography as points, and it should be ready to upload.Once the data is uploaded into DRIVER, the drill holes can be dragged into the interface for viewing. The DRIVER interface provides several options for viewing the results, like changing the transparency, colour mapping, and more.Finally, DRIVER is capable of importing mesh files, which are used for domaining the areas in the project that get analyzed, either for basic viewing purposes, or to use in the overlap analysis step (DRIVER Primer #5). To upload meshes, use the menu bar on the lift and click the ‘Meshes’ dropdown to upload either a domain mesh (for domaining or overlaps) or a display mesh (for non-interactive display only.) Once uploaded, the mesh can be dragged into the workspace like any other object in DRIVER (Figure 3).

Figure 3 – Figure showing an uploaded .dxf mesh file representing a fault


In the next DRIVER Primer blog post we will cover one of the most exciting features in DRIVER, the ‘Overlap Profiles’ tool.