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The impacts of mining activities on the environment and the necessity for an environmental assessment strategy for such activity in South Africa

Stephan Pretorius, Astrid Hattingh
2009 Town and Regional Planning  
A geo-environmental assessment (assessment of the spatial influence of geology on the environment), focusing on the regional geological character and setting, must therefore also lay the foundation for  ...  This article reviews the impacts of mining activities on the geo-environment and argues that the assessment thereof must be based on an integration of the legal required strategically environmental assessments  ...  Economic framework The geo-environmental assessment for urban development must take into account the 'resource intensity' as defined for the related mining activity.  ... 
doaj:130942773f68400db0708f7a6acdefaa fatcat:7rmbew7iknhtjmv4b5qxuj4g2u

Geodata for the urban environment

H. J. Reeves, T. R. West
2009 Geological Society London Engineering Geology Special Publications  
To illustrate these developments a brief overview of the 30 papers that were submitted to the Theme 'Geodata for the Urban Environment' of the 10th International Congress of the International Association  ...  Since the development of the first 2D urban geological map of Bath by William Smith in 1799, the production and representation of geological information has changed little until relatively recently.  ...  For engineering applications in the urban environment, the modelling has provided a 3D framework for the spatial presentation and interpretation of geotechnical data (Culshaw 2005) .  ... 
doi:10.1144/egsp22.17 fatcat:tmylzbhxujecvbpzkyewqzby4a

A web-based GIS for managing and assessing landslide data for the town of Peace River, Canada

H. X. Lan, C. D. Martin, C. R. Froese, T. H. Kim, A. J. Morgan, D. Chao, S. Chowdhury
2009 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
A preliminary geohazard assessment using the web based tools was carried out for the Town of Peace River.  ...  Assessment of geological hazards in urban areas must integrate geospatial and temporal data, such as complex geology, highly irregular ground surface, fluctuations in pore-water pressure, surface displacements  ...  We kindly acknowledge Rejean Couture with Natural Resources Canada for the contribution of the Quickbird imagery for the project. Edited by: K. T. Chang Reviewed by: M.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-9-1433-2009 fatcat:67drzqu6nzbllahb4wd6bvjsha

The 2010 Hans Cloos lecture

M. G. Culshaw, S. J. Price
2011 Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment  
A further key advance has been the recognition that, in the urban environment, knowledge and understanding of the geology need to be integrated with those of other environmental topics (for example, biodiversity  ...  benefits well enough and have not clearly shown the longterm contribution of geo-information to urban sustainability.  ...  In the future, it will be necessary for urban geological knowledge to be integrated within this broader framework in trying to understand the consequences of different developmental and regenerational  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10064-011-0377-4 fatcat:vpgeza7i7varlhhoyg4ejejlv4

GIS-based coastal area suitability assessment of geo-environmental factors in Laoshan district, Qingdao

C. Y. Ju, Y. G. Jia, H. X. Shan, C. W. Tang, W. J. Ma
2012 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
A suitability assessment will indicate the priorities for geological and environmental hazard management.  ...  Geo-environmental suitability is often evaluated systematically in order to assess the nature of hazards and their potential damage to human life, land, buildings and other property.  ...  This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Contract Nos. 40876042 and 41072215) and the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-12-143-2012 fatcat:p73ia6mv5bdqhc4q7qak23qu6m

Highway Alignment Optimization: An Integrated BIM and GIS Approach

Linlin Zhao, Zhansheng Liu, Jasper Mbachu
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
A fully automated model is developed that enables data interoperability between BIM and GIS systems and also allows for data exchange between the integration model and the optimization algorithm.  ...  Moreover, geological and geographical analyses help to identify geohazards and environmentally sensitive regions.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the Beijing University of Technology for its support through the research project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi8040172 fatcat:splfngycj5hwbizja7m23xjm5m

Opening up the subsurface for the cities of tomorrow The subsurface in the planning process

Susie Mielby, Ingelöv Eriksson, S. Diarmad, G. Campbell, David Lawrence
2017 Procedia Engineering  
There needs to be greater recognition of this potential impact and benefits of GeoCIMs within this early stage of the decisionmaking and development process -as well as the knowledge benefits of integrating  ...  Sub-Urban is a network to improve understanding and the use of the ground beneath our cities (www.Sub-Urban.eu).  ...  For environmental purposes, it is important initially to assess the sufficiency of the data, and where this is not adequate, to acquire and collate the relevant data; for example, indicator analysis and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.11.125 fatcat:hsepwu7sgrb5zlf54ekqlygthe

EARTH OBSERVATION-SUPPORTED SERVICE PLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVISION OF THEMATIC INFORMATION ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – THE TEP-URBAN PROJECT

T. Esch, H. Asamer, M. Boettcher, F. Brito, A. Hirner, M. Marconcini, E. Mathot, A. Metz, H. Permana, T. Soukop, F. Stanek, S. Kuchar (+2 others)
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The Sentinel fleet will provide a so-far unique coverage with Earth observation data and therewith new opportunities for the implementation of methodologies to generate innovative geo-information products  ...  to satellite imagery and derived thematic data, ii) modular and generic state-of-the art pre-processing, analysis, and visualization techniques, iii) customized development and dissemination of algorithms  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the European Space Agency (ESA) for their funding of the project "Urban Exploitation Platform" (ESA Contract No. 4000113707/15/I-NB).  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xli-b8-1379-2016 fatcat:2czp6xmesnbh5grtuycvkuvjy4

EARTH OBSERVATION-SUPPORTED SERVICE PLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVISION OF THEMATIC INFORMATION ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – THE TEP-URBAN PROJECT

T. Esch, H. Asamer, M. Boettcher, F. Brito, A. Hirner, M. Marconcini, E. Mathot, A. Metz, H. Permana, T. Soukop, F. Stanek, S. Kuchar (+2 others)
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The Sentinel fleet will provide a so-far unique coverage with Earth observation data and therewith new opportunities for the implementation of methodologies to generate innovative geo-information products  ...  to satellite imagery and derived thematic data, ii) modular and generic state-of-the art pre-processing, analysis, and visualization techniques, iii) customized development and dissemination of algorithms  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the European Space Agency (ESA) for their funding of the project "Urban Exploitation Platform" (ESA Contract No. 4000113707/15/I-NB).  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xli-b8-1379-2016 fatcat:obrxwmm76vfr7bpss7bkwnmgxy

ERA-PLANET THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR OBSERVING OUR CHANGING PLANET

N. Pirrone, S. Cinnirella, S. Nativi, F. Sprovieri, I. M. Hedgecock
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
In the last decade a significant number of projects and programmes in different domains of Earth Observation and environmental monitoring have generated a substantial amount of data and knowledge on different  ...  Big data generated by in-situ or satellite platforms are being collected and archived with a plethora of systems and instruments making difficult the sharing of data and transfer of knowledge to stakeholders  ...  In order to fulfil the need for data sharing and interoperability, in the framework of the GEO-Task IN-03 "Common Infrastructures" a user-friendly GCI was designed and developed to support and sustain  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xli-b8-1349-2016 fatcat:lzlkasr2lzayfgwrqsskcxkwm4

ERA-PLANET THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR OBSERVING OUR CHANGING PLANET

N. Pirrone, S. Cinnirella, S. Nativi, F. Sprovieri, I. M. Hedgecock
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
In the last decade a significant number of projects and programmes in different domains of Earth Observation and environmental monitoring have generated a substantial amount of data and knowledge on different  ...  Big data generated by in-situ or satellite platforms are being collected and archived with a plethora of systems and instruments making difficult the sharing of data and transfer of knowledge to stakeholders  ...  In order to fulfil the need for data sharing and interoperability, in the framework of the GEO-Task IN-03 "Common Infrastructures" a user-friendly GCI was designed and developed to support and sustain  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xli-b8-1349-2016 fatcat:42o2t3vtvbh4jiikcaj4mzjrdy

Seven Good Reasons for Integrating Terrestrial and Marine Spatial Datasets in Changing Environments

Mariacristina Prampolini, Alessandra Savini, Federica Foglini, Mauro Soldati
2020 Water  
A comprehensive understanding of environmental changes taking place in coastal regions relies on accurate integration of both terrestrial and submerged geo-environmental datasets.  ...  Although efforts towards an innovative integration of geo-environmental data from above to underwater are still in their infancy, we have identified seven topics for which this integration could be of  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w12082221 fatcat:m5fp2xkwbbbnfnrkdx7aaeal5q

Location Intelligence for Augmented Smart Cities Integrating Sensor Web and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SmaCiSENS)

Devanjan Bhattacharya, Marco Painho
2018 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management  
SmaCiSENS is integration of SW and SDI with domain KB on data and problems, ready to infer solutions.  ...  , geohazard, global changes, and other vital areas of attention and action.  ...  to spatial functions, a comprehensive and extensive SDI framework, and real-time data capture and processing.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006786102820289 dblp:conf/gistam/BhattacharyaP18 fatcat:ld3kuoyfeffv5aopmhcunbtery

The Changing Role of Geological Surveys: Introduction

Philip R. Hill, Daniel Lebel, Murray Hitzman, Morten Smelror, Harvey Thorleifson
2020 Geological Society Special Publication  
As countries adopt sustainable development principles and the public becomes increasingly (but not necessarily reliably) informed about environmental issues using social media, the integration of resource  ...  use of big data, and an examination of international collaboration between GSOs.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the leadership of the 2018 Resources for Future Generations conference, where many of the ideas presented in this volume were aired and nurtured, in particular  ... 
doi:10.1144/sp499-2020-19 fatcat:6brid6wm4vffjnx72qu3a2lt2e

Pan-European geological data, information, and knowledge for a resilient, sustainable, and collaborative future

Julie Hollis, Stephanie Bricker, Dana Čápová, Klaus Hinsby, Hans-Georg Krenmayr, Philippe Negrel, Daniel Oliveira, Eleftheria Poyiadji, Serge van Gessel, Sytze van Heteren, Guri Venvik
2022 Zenodo  
This vast store of baseline data, information, and knowledge is crucial for informed pan-European decision making and is considered the core of a future Geological Service for Europe.  ...  These fields include management of marine environments, urban development, ground- water, landslide risk, understanding the geochemistry of soils and water, and securing raw materials.  ...  Stephanie Bricker publishes with the permission of the Executive Director, British Geological Survey. G. Venvik thanks Martin Smith for advice and constructive contributions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6883281 fatcat:vyf6fciymrakrjfpo22e3yqlx4
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