Mapping of an old mine site for heritage purposes

Gibson, John Martin (2004) Mapping of an old mine site for heritage purposes. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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This research investigated combining the use of modern surveying techniques and the Internet for the documentation of the historically significant information contained within an industrial heritage site. A cost-effective and economical procedure has been developed for the capture of the data in the field and the presentation of this data in a web site. The industrial heritage sites of Australia contain a vast resource of historical information. These sites are perhaps the most difficult reminders of our past to deal with in terms of conservation and preservation. The industrial sites under the greatest threat are abandoned mine sites. These abandoned mines often pertain directly to the past development and growth of many regional areas, thereby providing an important link to the pioneering men and women of the district. By using the abandoned Silverspur mine near Texas, this project has researched the application of surveying and the Internet in the collection and documentation of the historical data associated with such a site. The project has found that the application of this technology for these purposes is possible, and could be employed by a mining company or relevant heritage committee. The compilation and presentation of this data before it is lost will provide the public with a valuable insight into Australia's past.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial heritage sites, Silverspur Mine, mapping, surveying, website development
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090901 Cartography

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