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Volume 342, 20219th edition of the International Multidisciplinary Symposium “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2021”: Quality and Innovation in Education, Research and Industry – the Success Triangle for a Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development”
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Challenges in Mining, Mineral Processing, Surveying and Civil Engineering|
|Published online||20 July 2021|
Evaluation of surface mining areas through geospatial analysis. The case of Ptolemais lignite mines
Public Power Corporation of Greece, Department of Mining Engineering, 10432 Athens, Greece
2 University of Patras, Department of Geology, 26504 Patras, Greece
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The lignite surface mines often occupy large areas to develop the mining activities: pits, dumping areas, bunkers, buildings, workshops, and other auxiliary facilities. The land reclamation methods and the corresponding land use alternatives after the mine closure constitute an important part of an integrated mining planning. In the present contribution, the main parameters of geospatial planning are investigated in order to assess the changes in land uses in a mining area and to correlate them with the spatiotemporal development of the extraction works. As a case study, geospatial analysis of the current situation in Ptolemais mines is presented. In particular, seven dumping areas are assessed regarding their suitability for specific land uses. The assessment is based on the following criteria: a) slope gradient, b) reclamation works already completed, c) slope aspect, d) proximity to the road network, and e) proximity to residential areas. Furthermore, the ArcGis software is used to compile the layer maps of the corresponding parameters.
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