Québec’s Mining Rights Records Accessible Online Using Hexagon Geospatial Solutions

In the province of Québec, Canada, mining production has grown an average of nine percent annually over the last 10 years, reaching $7.7 billion dollars in 2011. The province has 23 operating mines, 250,000 active mining titles, and 5,700 players in the mining sector. Competition is fierce, and investors must protect their mining interests. Traditional ground-staking methods used by prospectors on the ground are costly, time-consuming, relatively imprecise, and contestable. Québec was challenged with redesigning the mining titles management system to make clients autonomous and fully informed. At the same time, it was important to make mining titles incontestable, protecting investments and stimulating Québec’s mining industry.