Going to the source-where the data / graphics that we see on our monitors and in presentations, originates. This presentation takes a sober look at how data is collected managed and verified. Corporate decisions in the exploration and mining industry are based on technical data. The need for almost instantaneous results has led to an increasing reliance on technology. We need to assure that the technical data is gathered properly, is relevant and is interpreted and presented correctly. Some real life observations are shared.