Most people who think they have open data actually do not. Current mining solutions offer varying scales of data openness and accessibility. They maintain data in a mix of locations, formats attribution types, licensing restrictions, data definitions, and access methods. The aggregate of which is a system that, overall fails in every metric of open data.
Regardless of whether the data is planning, operational, geotechnical, plant, or other, the process of moving data between systems, or trying to generate intelligence spanning multiple data stores, is difficult, if not impossible, even among solutions from the same provider. This is not true open data.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making their way into the mining sphere. To take advantage of these tools in the commercial space requires truly open data in a unifying platform.