Mining Surveying Workshop

Date: Saturday 10 September 2022
Location: Conference Centre DoubleTree by Hilton, Warsaw, Poland

Mining surveying is an important part of engineering surveying, which covers making measurements in underground workings, open pits, but also under the water surface. However, these are also control measurements that allow you to check the geometry of mining facilities, structures, devices and machines in relation to the design assumptions and legal regulations. Thanks to mining surveyors, mining plants can conduct their activities, but can also implement other underground investments, such as communication and transport tunnels, collectors and underground structures. A mining surveyor is a geospatial manager, including not only mining excavations, but also the surface and objects built upon it, which may be affected by mining exploitation. The analysis of deformations of this area as well as the objects and the related environment is also subject to measurement assessment. A mining surveyor performs work with the use of the most modern measurement and computational techniques, which guarantee obtaining a precise answer about the safety of the mining entrepreneur's operations, as well as the environment, facilities and people affected by the investment. The topics proposed during the workshop are related to the following three basic activities of a mining surveyor: the staking out and control of the geometry of objects will be shown by presenting laser scanning techniques, environmental impact - by assessing the transformation of the state of the surface water environment in artificially drained mining and post-mining areas for the purpose of acquiring metadata for spatial development plans, and InSAR radar analysis of surface deformations. Specialized measuring devices will also be presented, allowing to perform tests in mining shafts and excavations in a way that is unique in the world.

The workshop is possible due to a collaboration between FIG Commission 6 (Engineering Surveys), the Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering of the AGH UST (Kraków), the Faculty of Mining, Safety Engineering and Industrial Automation of the Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice), the Department of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection of Central Mining Institute (Katowice), and the International Society for Mine Surveying.