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Imagery Analysis Services

Hitachi Solutions is a core IT company of the Hitachi Group, and we have over 10 years’ experience in the image processing business. We deploy three key phases through our image processing solutions to business, including Image Analysis, Energy Analysis and Opportunity Identification to ensure sound operational decision-making.

Our Approach

There are three key phases to the deployment of Hitachi’s Imagery Analysis Services:

Imagery Analysis Services Approach

Imagery Analysis Services Approach part 1

Imagery Analysis Services Approach part 2

Imagery Analysis Services Approach part 3


Stockpile Surveying
Pit Wall Analysis
Operational Overview / Awareness
Monitoring of High Risk Areas and Tasks
Environmental Solutions

Stockpile Surveying

We have developed software that has the capability to firstly di vide each stockpile into a ROM pad or a stockyard, and secondly calculate the volume of each stockpile using a Digital Surface Model (DSM). Its value lies i n improving productivity by reducing the number of human survey ors, and by meeting stockpile reporting requirements.

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  • Stockpile Condition Monitoring
  • Stockpile Reconciliation


  • Reduction of human survey requirements
  • Fewer Heavy\Light vehicle interactions around stockpiles
  • Repeatable and accurate stockpile volume information
  • Better understanding of material flow around ROM stockpiles

Case Study

Australian Mining and Metals Group

Energy Management in Hitachi Group

Our customer found it challenging to measure the volume of their highly dynamic stockpiles for the purposes of stock reconciliation. They had previously used visual survey judgment for this purpose and needed a more standardised method to measure their stockpiles

Pit Wall Analysis

This enables high frequency updated maps and road conditions in formation to be made available to the fleet operator.


Pit Wall Analysis Details


  • High frequency updated map for dispatcher


  • Improvements in productivity and safety

Operational Overview / Awareness

Using image analysis to provide an overview of mining operations produces a large volume of data, resulting in extensive requirements for data and processing. This would usually make daily monitoring of various mining activities challenging. Hitachi has developed an image search engine, called “EnraEnra”. This engine is the fastest of its kind and is able to find target images from an archive of 1 million within 1 second. We are offering this engine as a pa rt of our “Image Search Solution”. This assists monitoring activities by extracting important frames of video and interesting objects.


Operational Overview / Awareness Details


  • Monitoring for high risk areas and tasks
  • Monitoring for incident areas
  • Regular monitoring of pit and stockpile for confirming progress and operations


  • Improvements in productivity and safety

Monitoring of High Risk Areas and Tasks

You can set objects and scenes that you would like to find in ex isting video feeds in advance. (for example: service car, construction machinery, tools, humans). The Image Search Solution will find similar objects in those videos.


Monitoring of High Risk Areas and Tasks

Environmental Solutions

Hitachi has been a shareholder of DigitalGlobe since 1994 and w e have been one of the top distributors of DigitalGlobe’s produ cts in the world from 2002. Hitachi also can provide the RapidEye satellite imagery, if slightly lower resolution and cost meets the needs of the application. Hitachi Solutions utilises satellite imagery to generate the Normalised Differential Water Index (NDWI), which will dete rmine if there is water on the surface of the earth at a partic ular location.


  • Mine Dewatering discharge or “Wetting fronts” survey for environmental compliance
  • Water inundation studies for flood events
  • Asset Health Monitoring

Case Study

Environmental Solutions - Thailand Flood


To detect the area of devastation by flood in Thailand.

Corporate / Office Profile

Corporate / Office Profile
Corporate / Office Name Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd
Address Suite 801, Level 8, 123, Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia
Tel +61 2 9888 4100 or 1800 HITACHI
Fax +61 2 9888 4188
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