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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s03.121

INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR REGENERATION OF LANDSCAPE AFFECTED BY MINING

AUTHOR/S: Z. NEUSTUPA, B. STALMACHOVA, R. DANEL
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 1, 809-816 pp

ABSTRACT

As a result of mining and quarrying is the exploitation of the landscape (e.g., mine depression or heaps as results of underground mining, or change in landscape due to opencast mining). Restoration of affected landscape is necessary in accordance with current legislation so as to allow its continued use. There are a number of procedures,
methods and solutions for reclamation. The aim of our work was to design the information system which would provide basis for planning and decision making about process and methods of reclamation. Our approach to the revitalization of the landscape affected by mining activities is based on the restoration of its function throughout the
area, together with the renewal of the diversity of landscape structure. The starting point is to restore the permanent sustainability area. Based on the analysis of the necessary information the information system described in this paper has been designed and
developed. Part of the solution is the creation of models proposed alternative strategies for landscape reclamation and future usage. Landscape modelling problems were mainly solved by using a geographic information system technology. The information
system, developed models and analysing the results led to construction the digital models of landscape restoration and its subsequent presentation in 3D including the creation of a virtual scene.

Keywords: reclamation, restoration of the landscape, information system, GIS, virtual reality