Geology and Mining
Companies engaged in mining are interested in getting accurate and timely information about the geology, the landscape structure, the state of the deposits and the infrastructure, and the environmental situation.
An effective tool for obtaining such information is the remote sensing of Earth. Remote sensing data can be used effectively in the following activities:
- update map information on prospective areas and provide it for geological study and design field infrastructure;
- conduct landscape mapping and determine the state of the environment, as well as industrial and transport infrastructure in promising areas;
- study landforms and the geological and geomorphological structure of the area, and identify objects associated with tectonic and modern exogenous processes;
- provide data for morphostructural zoning and mapping;
- conduct environmental assessments of prospective exploration areas, update and refine landscape maps to assess the impact on the environment;
- analyse the dynamics of changes in natural and man-made elements of the relief using radar interferometry methods;
- identify areas of modern exogenous processes that might have a negative impact on the safety of industrial facilities;
- analyse the industrial infrastructure of the fields and assess their spatial compliance with the boundaries of the design documentation and land acquisition, including career-dump management, transportation corridors, industrial and storage areas, and other facilities;
- conduct comprehensive environmental monitoring of mining operations;
- monitor adherence to the boundaries of the licensed areas and cadastral parcels intended for exploitation;
- identify illegal subsoil plots through the precise determination of boundaries and disturbed areas.