Faculty of Environment, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University,
Králova Výšina 3132/7, Ústí nad Labem, 40096, Czech Republic
Received: 11 Jan 2016 – Discussion started: 26 Jan 2016
Abstract. Based on the vectorization of the 55-volume book series the Quarry Inventories of the Czechoslovak Republic/Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, published in the years 1932–1961, a new comprehensive database was built comprising 9958 surface mining sites of raw materials, which were active in the first half of the 20th century. The mapped area covers 40.9 % of the territory of the Czech Republic. For the purposes of visualization, a map application, the Quarry Inventories Online, was created that enables the data visualization.
Revised: 05 Apr 2016 – Accepted: 14 Apr 2016 – Published: 19 May 2016
Pokorný, R. and Peterková, M. T.: The abandoned surface mining sites in the Czech Republic: mapping and creating a database with a GIS web application, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 143-149, doi:10.5194/gi-5-143-2016, 2016.