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GeoMine

What is GeoMine?

GeoMine is envisioned to be an interactive web-based digital map of coal mining and reclamation activities in the United States.

GeoMine is a web-based Viewer (GeoMine Viewer) developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in collaboration with the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), and coal mining regulatory authorities in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. GeoMine supports the decision-making processes associated with surface coal mining activities by improving accessibility to data, improving the timely delivery of authoritative information, and enhancing understanding of geospatial data at various scales.

GeoMine creates seamless map layers of coal mining and reclamation activities across state boundaries. The map layers created by GeoMine include authoritative associated data, and for the seven SMCRA state layers and eleven Federal agency layers the GeoMine Viewer is a “one-stop-shop” for this unique collection of coal-mining-related data. GeoMine contributes coal mining-related data, but does not serve as the sole source of the host of data needed for CWA, SMCRA, and ESA determinations and decisions by the state and Federal agencies tasked with these responsibilities.


Access GeoMine

The GeoMine website will be available shortly at https://geomine.osmre.gov.

GeoMine Publications

All files are pdfs.

Title Description
The Interagency Appalachian Coal Mining Geographic Information System (GeoMine) Pilot Project Report, Final Report

January 2014
The full 156 page report covering all facets of the GeoMine Interagency Appalachian Pilot Project, including 16 Appendices, an Executive Summary and a Fact Sheet.

Download Final Report [7 MB]
Interagency Appalachian GeoMine Pilot Project, Executive Summary

October 2013
Executive level overview of the results of the GeoMine Interagency Appalachian Pilot Project report. This includes seven use cases demonstrating the utility of the GeoMine Viewer to SMCRA, CWA and ESA community practitioners.

Download Executive Summary [6 MB]
Interagency Appalachian GeoMine Pilot Project Fact Sheet

September 2013
A three page overview of the GeoMine Appalachian Pilot Project and the GeoMine and Federal Viewers. This product is designed as a brief introduction to GeoMine.

Download Fact Sheet [1 MB]

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