Open pit mining monitoring support with information and analysis using web mapping technologies

Specifics of open pit mining facilities, complexity of their geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical conditions, as well as the vast coverage area dictate their integrated monitoring which produces a large bulk of diverse data (including spatial information). The analysis of such data at the required reliability needs their integration and joint visualization using advanced information technologies. The mining industry currently lacks proper procedures and systems to handle this task with regard to relevant scientific methods and up-to-date hardware/software, as well as the needs of the final users of such systems, in particular, without special knowledge in the area of GIS and web technologies. The study reviews the methods of joint analysis and presentation of integrated monitoring data on open pit mineral mining facilities. The proposed information and analysis procedure and technology are based on the integrated use of geospatial data and web mapping technologies, including agglomeration and visualization of ground survey and GPS survey information and other diverse data. The data visualization and analysis are carried out as a case-study of deformation monitoring of an open pit mine using a domestic web platform providing remote and delimited access to fixed and mobile devices via web interface.

Keywords: web mapping, geoinformation systems, web GIS, open pit mineral mining, integrated monitoring, monitoring of geotechnical facilities, earth remote sensing.
For citation:

Ponomarenko M. R., Kutepov Yu. I., Shabarov A. N. Open pit mining monitoring support with information and analysis using web mapping technologies. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(8):56-70. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_8_0_56.

Issue number: 8
Year: 2022
Page number: 56-70
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.834, 528.88
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_8_0_56
Article receipt date: 22.04.2022
Date of review receipt: 27.06.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.07.2022
About authors:

M.R. Ponomarenko1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Researcher, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7335-303X,
Yu.I. Kutepov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, Head of Laboratory, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3698-3072,
A.N. Shabarov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Director of Scientific Center for Geomechanics and Issues of Mining Industry, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7925-3163,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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M.R. Ponomarenko, e-mail:


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