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Volume 5, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 143-149, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-143-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 143-149, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-143-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 19 May 2016

Research article | 19 May 2016

The abandoned surface mining sites in the Czech Republic: mapping and creating a database with a GIS web application

Richard Pokorný and Marie Tereza Peterková Richard Pokorný and Marie Tereza Peterková
  • Faculty of Environment, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Králova Výšina 3132/7, Ústí nad Labem, 40096, Czech Republic

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.

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The paper is aimed at the evidence of old quarries and other open mining sites in former Czechoslovakia. It is the result of several years of research. In the manuscript is described a very interesting history of the mapping in our country and especially the digital database and the web map building process. We register 10 000 historical mining sites that were active in the first half of the 20th century. The web map is designated for geologist, historians, landscape ecologists, biologists, etc.
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