Technical Data Sheets
TDS Software Blastmap Surface


TDS Release Date: Day April 2021

Product Description

BLASTMAP is BME’s surface blast planning, design and analysis software. This powerful tool allows the design of blasts from hole layouts to charge quantities, deck charging and blast initiation timing. BLASTMAP integrates seamlessly with BME’s XPLOLOG and AXXIS systems to improve efficiencies and turnaround time for blasts.

Product Features

  • Import survey data of the blast block geometry, holes and surfaces.
  • Ability to import pit surfaces and triangulate hole collar elevations.
  • Import wizard to import any .txt or .xlsx data file from 3rd party software.
  • Design a blast from scratch, generate patterns, specify hole diameters and depths, add explosives, and initiation timing. Specify rock types and layers.
  • Ability to add any explosive and rock type to the program database. Supports electronic and non-electric timing designs.
  • Optimized for use with AXXIS electronic delay detonators. Import/export AXXIS electronic delay detonator IDs and design timing.
  • Charge and timing designs may be based on actual hole locations.
  • Powerful contouring capabilities for blast timing, surface and floor elevations, vibration maps and energy distribution in a blast (multi-screen display capability).
  • Multiple explosive deck loading and timing capability for designing specialized blasts, such as multiple seam, through seam, stratified rock, and environmental control.
  • Import/export planned data to XPLOLOG blast capturing software. 360° view of the blast design in 3D. Export design information to a .csv file. This allows for integration with 3rd party software such as drill navigation software for drilling according to the design.
  • Blast analysis tools include hole firing sequence simulation, timing contours (angle of initiation), and burden relief time.
  • Blast modeling tools include fragmentation distribution prediction models (that can be calibrated with measured distributions), vibration prediction model, wave interference model to optimize timing for either vibration control or fragmentation, and prediction of the blasted rock radius.
  • Calculate costs and quantities based on actual drilling and explosive loading information. Reporting capabilities for blast design and communicating critical design issues such as costs, quantities and energy.

Software Specifications

Windows PC application

Guidelines for Use

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Operating system:
    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.0

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Ram: 4 Gb Disk space: 500 Mb
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.00 GHz
  • Operating system type: 32 bit

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Ram: 4 Gb Disk space: 500 Mb
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.00 GHz
  • Operating system type: 32 bit


This system is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. In association with the product BME makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including and is not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, of title, or of noninfringement of third-party rights.

Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk.

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