Application of information modeling technologies for surveying support of mining operations

The paper presents the main aspects of modeling objects that are special for mining enterprises and not found in projects of civil and industrial structures, such as: quarry surfaces, underground mine workings of various configurations, rock blocks and ground masses. The article demonstrates ways to resort to information modeling, which is actively developing in the field of construction of facilities, which implies the use of a single information model of the object, reflecting the entire life cycle of the building — from the project to the operation and further liquidation of the deposit. This will help to avoid most errors at the design stage, to conduct operational information control of production and processing during preparatory and extraction. On the example of the created models of mining enterprises, the possibilities of using software for information modeling and a single object file are demonstrated, starting from the design stage, until the end of mining operations, and then taking into account the reclamation or use of the object in a new functional purpose. The prospects of using information models of mining facilities and mine workings for calendar planning of work and optimization of field development projects, as well as data exchange between programs in the process of working on the information model are described.

Keywords: BIM, TIM, mining operations, input/output, information modeling, CIVIL 3D, Dynamo, underground measurement.
For citation:

Verbilo P. E., Iovlev G. A., Petrov N. E., Pavlenko G. D. Application of information modeling technologies for surveying support of mining operations. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(6−2):60—79. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_62_0_60.


authors express their gratitude to the employees of Sev. R. Development LLC for their assistance in writing the article and preparing materials, especially to Alexander Popov, Director of Digital Technologies.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2022
Page number: 60-79
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.14
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_62_0_60
Article receipt date: 14.01.2022
Date of review receipt: 20.04.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.05.2022
About authors:

Verbilo P. E., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), assistant of Department of Mining Enterprises and Underground Structures, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg 199106, Russia,,, РИНЦ Author ID: 883483, Author ID Scopus: 57190859525;
Iovlev G. A., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), assistant of Department of Mining Enterprises and Underground Structures, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg 199106, Russia,,, РИНЦ Author ID: 1100244, Author ID Scopus: 57208318410;
Petrov N. E., student, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg 199106, Russia,, +79215726129;
Pavlenko G. D., student, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg 199106, Russia,


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