Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 143–149, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-143-2016
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 143–149, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-143-2016

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

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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.