Contributing data to the atlas is simple.
At the bottom of the Contribute Data page, you will see a note stating that you cannot delete data once it is submitted. We have designed the Atlas this way to incentivise the community to only add data that for which members have a high degree of confidence. The Atlas is one of many tools that project planners, miners and other stakeholders will use to inform decisions about the technology used at ASGM sites. As such, it is important that we do our best to ensure the veracity of all information on the Atlas.
Whilst individual community members cannot delete data themselves, if you have made a mistake and wish to delete/update your data contribution, you can contact the Atlas administrators using this link.
As such, it is possible (and expected) that there will be conflicting data points, i.e., scenarios where one community member claims that a technology is suitable for hard rock deposits, whilst another claims that it is not. We understand that both these claims can be true, and given that the mining technology is constantly evolving, what may have been true in the past, may not be so today.
To deal with this, we allow Atlas community members to add conflicting data points. All data submitted in response to an assessment question is made available to the community. As such, when submitting data, we encourage you to provide as much detail as possible (e.g., details about your project/experience/data sources, the name of technology manufacturer and model numbers, etc.). This allows other community members to diffentiate between data points and make better decisions based on your experience.
Lastly, it is important to note that when applying filters and using the Selection Guide, the Atlas uses the oldest data point available in the database. Meaning, that conflicting data points are ignored and the oldest data point is used for these features. This may change in the future if the community requests it.
The Atlas operates on open source principles. As such, the data available on the platform is free for anyone to use.
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