Surface Coal Mine Reclamation
To better assist in surface coal mine reclamation, Peabody Western Coal Company uses ArcGIS technology to automate its watershed erosion modeling.
ArcNews, Winter 2012
ArcGIS Explorer Wows Mining Regulation Committee
Arizona Geological Survey director Lee Allison uses ArcGIS Explorer in his address to Arizona state legislature.
Organizing a Century of Data
Barrick, the world's leading gold company, has created a spatial data infrastructure to manage its reserve base.
ArcUser, Summer 2010
Mapping Geologic Features in New Zealand
Using GPS data capture capabilities in conjunction with GIS allows students to quickly map geologic features.
ArcNews, Spring 2011
World's Geologic Survey Data Shared
The OneGeology project provides a genuinely dynamic Web portal to make the world's geologic data available.
ArcNews, Fall 2010
Modeling the Terrain Below
GIS technology allows scientists to create geological cross sections, map subsurface features in 3D, and create interpolated geological surfaces from borehole data.
ArcUser, Spring 2012
At the ArcGIS Ideas
web site, users can post, comment, and vote on product improvements recommended by other users.
The resources in the earth's crust require sophisticated technology to discover, extract, and manage. Since mining is inherently spatial, requiring accurate knowledge of areas of the earth's surface and subsurface, geospatial technology is best suited to intelligently oversee all phases of the mine operation.
GIS gives mining companies the tools they need to operate mines responsibly and at optimum efficiency. It is a comprehensive, interoperable technology specifically designed to compile, process, display, analyze, and archive volumes of interdisciplinary data.
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