Optimize your mining operations
with ultra-precise weather forecasts.

Weather heavily affects productivity and employee safety. 
Our weather services enable you to make better decisions.

Efficiently plan all your operations for the next hour, day or week
Reduce the risk of accidents and keep your crew safe
Schedule down-times, maintenance work and blasting
Meet professional safety standards, also on your transport routes

Why international mining companies trust in MetGIS

Easy to use solutions and Spanish-speaking consulting

Our solutions for the mining industry have been developed for meteorologists as well as unskilled staff to make better decisions in weather-related questions. Thanks to our Spanish-speaking team we can help, advise and train you via telephone, skype or in person at your office or directly at your mining site.

Ultra-precise weather forecasts (up to 30 m in resolution!)

Precise and accurate forecasts are the basis for efficiency and safety. This is why we optimized our algorithms to deliver a resolution of up to 30 meters! The combination with detailed terrain data leads to even better forecasts in mountainous areas such as the Andean region.

10+ years of experience in the Latin American mining industry

MetGIS has been successfully operating in Latin America for more than a decade. Thus, we do not only know the needs of the mining industry, but also the weather-related challenges in the Andean region. Our solutions and our customers directly benefit from that.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We already have on-site meteorologists. 
Why do we need your solutions?

Many of our customers have meteorological personnel on-site and still count on our solutions. The reason is that current local observation data cannot substitute forecast data, but rather it enhances it. So, if you provide MetGIS data to your local meteorological staff you will get significantly better results.

We don't have any meteorologically qualified personnel. Can I still use MetGIS solutions?

Yes, of course. We paid a lot of attention to making our solutions very easy to use. Every employee can - with a short introduction to our solution - make use of our forecasts. The user interface is available in Spanish and many other languages. 

Can MetGIS weather solutions only be afforded by large international corporations?

No. Our goal is and has always been to provide affordable solutions for all mining operations. For this reason, our pricing is very competitive and an investment in better weather forecasts pays off for small, medium and large mining companies.

Your MetGIS weather cockpit:
All you need to know at a glance - easy to use - 24/7 online!

  • Transport roads and heavy equipment regularly need maintenance
  • Optimize the schedule of these works according to weather conditions
  • Find the best time frames for blasting operations to reduce risk, noise and dust

Schedule maintenance work and blasting

MetGIS is a leading provider of weather services for the mining industry in Latin America. 
Our solutions are available for international mining corporations as well as smaller mining operators.

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Ultra-high resolution: your mining area in up to 30 meters resolution

All the parameters you need: precipitation, snow, wind, risk of thunderstorms

See a 2 day forecast in form of an animation

Click on the map (e.g. camps, extraction sites) for detailed forecasts (up to 7 days)

Super-easy to use for all staff without training - interface in Spanish!

  • Noise and dust, especially from blasts, can have a strong environmental impact if performed under inappropriate weather conditions (e.g. strong wind) 
  • Scheduling your activities cleverly reduces the impact on nature, staff and residents

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CEO
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MA Carmen Hobitsch
Business Development
+43 660 350 3890 (also via Whatsapp)

MetGIS: A few words about us

What does MetGIS actually mean?

"Met" stands for meteorology and "GIS" is the acronym for geographic information systems. The link between these two makes MetGIS weather forecasts so accurate. Weather data are combined with detailed terrain data. This improves our forecasts enormously, especially in difficult terrain.

How was MetGIS created?

It all began as a university-based research project. 10 years later experts from Europe, Russia, South America and Japan developed the MetGIS algorithms. Several verification studies displayed baffling accuracy. When more and more customers started knocking on the door, MetGIS was founded.

What does MetGIS offer today?

From our headquarters in the picturesque Viennese city centre we serve business clients all around the world in English, German and Spanish. By providing ultra-precise data, analyses and forecasts we help you make better business decisions and work more efficiently. More at metgis.com

Get PDF weather reports in your inbox!

All weather data you need summed up in one clear report.

Vertical profiles show weather at various altitudes!

Ideal for forecasts along transport routes or for mining operations at different altitude levels.

Receive precise forecasts via text messages!

Perfectly suited for remote and/or mountainous areas.

Additional solutions designed for open-pit mines:

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What exactly is the difference between MetGIS and other forecasts?

The MetGIS forecasting system was specially developed for professional use in mountainous and remote areas. Therefore the accuracy of data is extremely high which is essential for the use in open-pit mines.

Bad weather is coming! How long does it take to set up your solution for my operations?

Our detailed forecast maps are specifically created and optimized for your site. Thus please give us at least two weeks after order confirmation until your solution is ready.

Clever solutions to the benefit of all departments

General
Management

Increase profitability of your operations

Reach financial targets more easily

Protect your staff from weather-related risks

Risk Management

Reduce risks of accidents that affect staff & equipment

Identify risks of flooding, avalanches and landslides early

Meet health and safety policies

Meteorology

Enhance your local observation data and coarse resolution models with highly precise forecasts

Better decisions and reports for management

Operations

Schedule your operations more efficiently

Schedule maintenance, blasting according to the weather

Keep your team safe

Traffic Management

Optimize your supply chain

Monitor access roads and take appropriate actions

If available, monitor your local airport

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How our clients already benefit from MetGIS weather services

Meet professional safety standards and improve risk assessment

  • Legal regulations, certification processes and corporate guidelines get stricter and stricter
  • Therefore professional weather forecasts need to be integrated in health & safety policies, risk assessment, climate assessment and emergency planning
  • Meet all mandatory guidelines, reduce risks and avoid liability 
  • Especially in high altitudes and in winter season heavy snowfalls and avalanches occur and can cause costly interruptions of your mining operations and your supply chain
  • Anticipate snowfalls, plan ahead and take the necessary action to reduce down-times and losses
  • Use precise snow and wind forecasts to estimate the danger of avalanches

Manage snowfalls and avalanches more effectively

Plan all your operations according to weather impacts

  • Almost all processes at your mine and the related logistics are affected by the weather:
    extraction itself, use of heavy equipment, supply chain & transportation, blastings,... 
  • Precise forecasts facilitate planning and help minimise down-times & risk of accidents and enable you to better handle maintenance issues and increase productivity
  • Strong winds, snowfall, heavy rain and thunderstorms can make an operational interruption necessary 
  • Precise forecasts not only provide early warnings but also exact start and end times for these conditions
  • Pause and restart your operations quickly, so that down time and loss of production is minimized

Minimize your down time in case of extreme weather conditions

  • Transport roads and heavy equipment regularly need maintenance
  • Optimize the schedule of these works according to weather conditions
  • Find the best time frames for blasting operations to reduce risk, noise and dust

Schedule maintenance work and blasting

Keep your crew safe by reducing risks of accidents

  • Severe weather conditions (thunderstorms, lightening, snow...) pose a serious threat
  • Schedule all work according to exact weather forecasts to keep your crew safe
  • Alert your staff and pause your operations in case of dangerous weather situations
  • Mining operations heavily depend on the weather and so does the supply chain
  • Identify weather-related impacts for an improved traffic management
  • Monitor weather conditions and safety for truck, train, aircraft and ship

Closely monitor your supply chain and access roads

  • Noise and dust, especially from blasts, can have a strong environmental impact if performed under inappropriate weather conditions (e.g. strong wind) 
  • Scheduling your activities cleverly reduces the impact on nature, staff and residents

Protect your environment

Minimize your down time in case of extreme weather conditions

  • Strong winds, snowfall, heavy rain and thunderstorms can make an operational interruption necessary 
  • Precise forecasts not only provide early warnings but also exact start and end times for these conditions
  • Pause and restart your operations quickly, so that down time and loss of production is minimized
  • Legal regulations, certification processes and corporate guidelines get stricter and stricter
  • Therefore professional weather forecasts need to be integrated into health & safety policies, risk assessment, climate assessment and emergency planning
  • Meet all mandatory guidelines, reduce risks and avoid liability 

Meet professional safety standards and improve risk assessment

  • Severe weather conditions (thunderstorms, lightening, snow...) pose a serious threat
  • Schedule all work according to exact weather forecasts to keep your crew safe
  • Alert your staff and pause your operations in case of dangerous weather situations

Keep your crew safe by reducing risks of accidents

This is how you can improve your operations in practice:

  • Almost all processes at your mine and the related logistics are affected by the weather:
    extraction itself, use of heavy equipment, supply chain & transportation, blastings,... 
  • Precise forecasts facilitate planning and help minimise down-times & risk of accidents and enable you to better handle maintenance issues and increase productivity

Plan all your operations according to weather impacts

  • Mining operations heavily depend on the weather and so does the supply chain
  • Identify weather-related impacts for an improved traffic management
  • Monitor weather conditions and safety for truck, train, aircraft and ship

Closely monitor your supply chain and access roads

Manage snowfall and avalanches more effectively

  • Especially at high altitudes and in the winter season, heavy snowfall and avalanches occur and can cause costly interruptions in your mining operations and your supply chain
  • Anticipate snowfall, plan ahead and take the necessary action to reduce down-times and losses
  • Use precise snow and wind forecasts to estimate the danger of avalanches
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