Development of a GIS-based monitoring and management system for underground coal mining safety

Şalap, Seda
Demirel, Nuray
Coal mine safety is of paramount concern to mining industry. Mine accidents have various causes and consequences including catastrophic failure of mine, substantial economic losses and most notably loss of lives. Therefore, any initiative in mine monitoring is of vital importance for progressing safety surveillance and maintenance.


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Development of a gis-based monitoring and management system for underground mining safety
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Surface coal mine area monitoring using multi-temporal high-resolution satellite imagery
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Indicator-based sustainability assessment for the mining sector plans: Case of Afsin-Elbistan Coal Basin
Yaylaci, Evren Deniz; Düzgün, Hafize Şebnem (Elsevier BV, 2016-08-01)
Environmental, social and economic impacts of the mining sector are evaluated separately or holistically with different tools at the project- and strategic-level in order to achieve effective resource management and to prevent unsound mining operations. As coal is one of the extensively utilized primary energy sources in the world, the coal mining and its negative impacts are criticized frequently in terms of sustainability criteria. Therefore, integrating the sustainability criteria at the strategic level ...
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S. Şalap, M. O. KARSLIOĞLU, and N. Demirel, “Development of a GIS-based monitoring and management system for underground coal mining safety,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY, pp. 105–112, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: