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Managing the mining cycle using GeoVisionary

Terrington, R.; Napier, B.; Buchi, A.; Procopio, P.M.. 2015 Managing the mining cycle using GeoVisionary. In: Aachan International 5th Mining Symposia, Aachan, Germany, 27-28 May 2015.

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Abstract/Summary

Managing the mining cycle from exploration through to evaluation, planning, construction, operation and finally mine closure can involve many datasets in different formats. To be able to visualise all of these different datasets in one environment is important to locate mineral/ore deposits, moderate risks, increase mining efficiency, monitor the impact on the surrounding environment and communicate these factors to stakeholders. Typically, GIS – Geographical Information Systems have been used to manage the life cycle of a mine, however the three dimensional (3D) complexity is lost in these two dimensional (2D) systems. Virtalis alongside the British Geological Survey, have developed the GeoVisionary software which provides the means to aid the management of many aspects of the life cycle of a mine using a combination 2D, 3D and 4D data in the same virtual environment.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Date made live: 28 Apr 2015 10:21 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510702

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