System Overview

The open-pit mines, our topic of interest, are crucial infrastructures to industries; they should, however, be continuously monitored as they also impose environmental and ecological threat to their region. This research, therefore, focuses on this need for a monitoring system, and develops one that is able to manage and detect changes of open-pit mines scattered across Gangwon region, with the use of geospatial information open platform and open source software. Thus, our ultimate goal for this research was to contribute to the ecological restorations of open-pit mines.

The research is supported by National Research Foundation of Korea, and we are on our second year of the project.

    ◉ In the first year, open-pit mines were classified into different sectors, monitoring methods were established, and system development environment set up.

    ◉ The second year, open-pit mines were classified into different sectors, monitoring methods were established, and system development environment set up.

    ◉ In the last year, the system design and prototype established in the second year will be further developed with GIS software based on open source.

There are sixth four(64) open-pit cement mines in Gangwon region; of those mines, we have analyzed basic data and information to divide them into active, operating mines and inactive mines no longer in use.

Of those mines, 4 mines with comparative scale including Lafarge Halla Cement mine were selected as subject active mines for monitoring, while Dong Yang Cement mine was chosen as an inactive mine.

 

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