An efficient GIS-based mining application relies on accurate data. We collect land use and land cover data via remote sensing technology to geospatially map the areas of interest. This data is fed to the GIS-based platform developed for monitoring and managing mining operations. The objective behind GIS mapping of land survey data is to add a visual element to decision-making. As a result, mining authorities can visually assess potential risks and impacts in mining decisions.
Detailed topographical survey of a mining site is necessary to understand the physical and geological condition of the land. We conduct topographical surveys for multiple surface features including drainage, hills, barren land, water bodies, roads, bridges, forest pillars, afforested area, dump area etc. This data can be used for getting a visual idea about land use and land cover, generating contour maps etc. Based on this, mining authorities can take crucial decisions for executing various operations.
Identification of a project boundary is vital for understanding the extent of the mining area. We help in demarcating the project boundaries by erecting permanent pillars. This is followed by asset painting and assigning unique identification numbers to the pillars. The exact coordinates of these pillars are noted via Total Station or DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) instruments and are digitized on the base map. In addition to demarcating the mining boundary, pillar fixation is also conducted to prevent encroachment.